• Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo

    The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction ...

    published: 05 Jul 2017
  • Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

    Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com

    published: 22 May 2012
  • Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

    Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via n...

    published: 18 Feb 2016
  • Why Isn't Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging t...

    published: 25 Jul 2014
  • 5.4 Million Dead in Conflict Mineral Wars to Put an iPhone in Your Hands

    Abby Martin reports on the disclosures of hundreds of multinational corporations being unable to definitively prove that their products aren't made with 'conflict minerals'. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin

    published: 17 Jun 2014
  • Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals - Fault Lines

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the least developed countries in the world. Yet it is also home to $24tn worth of untapped mineral reserves. In the eastern hills of the country, the "three Ts" - tantalum, tungsten and tin - are mined by hand, eventually making their way into electronic devices across the world. For a decade, advocacy groups in the US and Europe pressured technology companies to pay attention to violence-linked "conflict minerals" in their products. Fault Lines travels to the region to hear from miners who have been struggling to make ends meet and questions advocacy groups that say Dodd-Frank 1502 has been a success. With evidence of fraud and smuggling, how can some of the biggest brands in the tech industry take credit for reducing violence and claim to ...

    published: 18 Nov 2015
  • Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

    Gertler Earns Billions in Congo Cut-Price Deals

    published: 13 Feb 2013
  • Mineral Rape in the DRC

    Grand Theft Congo (2005): The major problem facing Africa is corruption and control of resources. In the DRC, the military is stealing minerals to sell to Western companies. For downloads and more information visit http://www.journeyman.tv/18683/short-films/grand-theft-congo.html At a remote mine in central DRC, workers with torches and pick axes hack at the ruddy earth. They are mining cassiterite, a mineral vital in the production of laptops and mobile phones. But dispersed among the miners are Congolese Government troops -- in plain clothes for the camera -- literally forcing most workers to work at gunpoint. 'The soldiers always steal everything. They even come to shoot people down the mineshafts,' complains Regina Maponda. Western greed for cassiterite is fuelling the boom -- at a...

    published: 21 May 2012
  • Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

    Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to on...

    published: 09 Mar 2015
  • 'COLTAN' Millions Die For Minerals In Congo, For Western Use

    That's right. COLTAN is a mineral used for many devises we use today such as I PHONES, Playstation and much more. There are never any coverage in the news showing the total deaths of the Congo people, fighting to protect their minerals. Why? Does all black lives not matter? Africa is not how they portray on TV. Africa is full of wealth and this is what the Western Leaders are all trying to get their dirty murdering hands on. Enjoy the short film.

    published: 05 Feb 2017
  • Conflict Minerals in the supply chain

    This animated video explains the importance of the US Dodd Frank Act Sec. 1502 and how companies can contribute to ending war and crime in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. Suppliers can learn what to expect and how they can contribute to phasing out Conflict Minerals. Click, watch and share with your suppliers to spread the word on Conflict Minerals!

    published: 21 May 2014
  • Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

    Movie by Intel about the war for minerals in Congo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping 'conflict-free' microprocessors. Intel for ridding the world of conflict minerals. INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2014 -- Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as well as individual inventors' own connected creations. He made the announcements during the pre-show keynote for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held here this week. Krzanich's keynote painted a vision of how the l...

    published: 08 Jan 2014
  • Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

    Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day

    published: 06 Sep 2011
  • Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

    It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone htt...

    published: 27 Feb 2017
  • Money Talks: Conflict minerals in Democratic Republic of the Congo

    We rarely hear about it, but the story behind how cell phones are made is linked to the worst conflict since World War II. Armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earn millions of dollars every year, trading the very minerals needed to make cell phones and laptops. Sarah Jones reports and our editor at large Craig Copetas joins us from Paris. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world

    published: 11 May 2017
  • Robin Wright interview on CNN about Congo Minerals War 12 14 2011 YouTube

    Robin Wright parle de la guerre de minerais en République Démocratique du Congo qui ressemble à une guerre mondial pour les compagnies électronique internationales dont cette tragédie profite. Cet actrice américaine est engagé dans l'Est de la RDC pour aider toutes les femmes congolaise qui sont violées par différents groupes des rebellions rwandais qui sont soutenus par l'administration américaine et plus particulièrement par le lobby " CLINTON" et Anglo-Saxons qui ont soutenu le pouvoir de Kigali à commettre le génocide au Congo et ces multinationales continuent de soutenir le Rwanda dans le but de continuer leur pillage des minerais congolais dans la région de Kivu.

    published: 12 Jan 2013
  • 7 Facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (not to be confused with its smaller neighbour, the Republic of Congo) is the second largest country in Africa and the 11th largest in the world. Formerly known as Zaire or, before that, Belgian Congo, today it’s the largest Francophone nation, with more French speakers than France itself. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...

    published: 21 Jan 2017
  • Conflict Minerals 101

    Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down. Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo. Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell. Copyright 2009 Center for American Progress.

    published: 18 Nov 2009
  • Congo Conflict Minerals

    Congo, one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its natural resources but its wealth has brought misery, death and despair to millions. Within the last 10 years over 5 million people have been murdered and approximately 2 million displaced from off their land. Women and young girls violently raped and children as young as 6 years old forced into the mines to dig for minerals. Ama delivers a very enlightening and informative presentation about Congo's minerals, what they are used for and how we can help.

    published: 07 Jul 2016
  • Human cost of mining in DR Congo Minerals that produce cell phones etc

    Rebels in DRC Congo overtly go on charm offense with local people in Eastern Congo where coltan -- base mineral for cell phones and video games are extracted. In an Executive Order President Obama commissioned Special Op forces to rein in the rebels. In light of the President's Executive Order and the presence of U.S. Special Ops in Congo it can be deduced that such overt actions by the rebels is condoned. See also BBC investigation on this issue: - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8234583.stm

    published: 22 Aug 2012
  • DR Congo struggles to control minerals trade

    The Democratic Republic of Congo possesses vast quantities of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan, but the work of extracting them is hard and dangerous. The battle for control of the DRC's natural resources has been at the heart of the conflicts which have ravaged the country in recent years, with fraud and corruption meaning that the majority of mineral exports are beyond government control. Duration: 02:38

    published: 05 Jun 2013
  • Democratic Republic of Congo Minerals

    Modern electronics use a number of rare earth minerals in their batteries and circuitry. The Democratic Republic of Congo is where much of these minerals are mined, often dug by hand by people endangering their health and safety for, low wages. In the face of criticism, the high-tech industry has launched an initiative to improve the conditions under which such minerals are mined. VOA senior analyst Jeffrey Young has details.

    published: 15 Mar 2017
  • Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals promo

    Is the highly publicized campaign to stop conflict minerals protecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Africa, or is it doing the opposite?

    published: 12 Nov 2015
  • People & Power - Congo's Tin Idea

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe South Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is both infamous for its vicious and seemingly never-ending civil conflict and envied for its vast natural resources. These abundant minerals– from tin to coltan - are in huge international demand; vital to the economies of the developed world as key components in high-tech electronic consumer goods, from laptops and tablets to smart phones and flat screen TVs. But this demand has also helped make these strategically important metals a key driver of the endemic conflict in this part of the country – violence that has led to the deaths of nearly six million in over a decade. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topic...

    published: 02 May 2013
  • DR Congo miner risks all for copper

    published: 07 Sep 2016
  • "Jew' that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

    published: 31 Dec 2015
  • Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards BBC News

    Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards BBC News

    published: 30 Jun 2016
  • Omekongo raps on Congo’s conflict minerals

    published: 23 May 2016
  • Congo Conflict Minerals - Jimena Romero

    published: 27 May 2015
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Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo

Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction and poverty. Under Belgian rule, Congolese labourers were often required to meet quotas when mining different minerals. Failure could mean punishment by having a hand cut off with a machete. The country gained independence in 1960, but that didn’t put a stop to slave and child labour or to crimes being committed to extract and exploit the minerals. Warring militant fractions from inside the country and beyond seized control of mines for their own benefit while terrorising local populations. For our translator, Bernard Kalume Buleri, his country’s history of turmoil is very personal; like most Congolese people, he and his family fell victim to the unending mineral based power struggle. Born in the year of his country’s independence, he has lived through war and seen his homeland torn apart by violent looting and greed. His story is a damning testament, illustrating how nature’s bounty, instead of being a blessing, becomes a deadly curse. Watch more https://rtd.rt.com/tags/illegal-mining/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo

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Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via neighbouring countries like Rwanda. The ore is separated from the sand with a shovel, just like in the old gold-digging days. The price of tin has dropped to 5 euros a kilo in the provincial capital; at least coltan still fetches 20 euros. That is why organisations like Misereor have been demanding for a long time that organisations should be legally obliged to ensure that human rights standards are maintained throughout their supply chain from raw materials to finished product- and to cover the costs of this. In Fungamwaka it’s only the miners who pay for the controls- they earn less. www.misereor.org twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
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Why Isn't Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion

Why Isn't Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging through the mud to get by. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
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5.4 Million Dead in Conflict Mineral Wars to Put an iPhone in Your Hands

5.4 Million Dead in Conflict Mineral Wars to Put an iPhone in Your Hands

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Abby Martin reports on the disclosures of hundreds of multinational corporations being unable to definitively prove that their products aren't made with 'conflict minerals'. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin
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Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals - Fault Lines

Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals - Fault Lines

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the least developed countries in the world. Yet it is also home to $24tn worth of untapped mineral reserves. In the eastern hills of the country, the "three Ts" - tantalum, tungsten and tin - are mined by hand, eventually making their way into electronic devices across the world. For a decade, advocacy groups in the US and Europe pressured technology companies to pay attention to violence-linked "conflict minerals" in their products. Fault Lines travels to the region to hear from miners who have been struggling to make ends meet and questions advocacy groups that say Dodd-Frank 1502 has been a success. With evidence of fraud and smuggling, how can some of the biggest brands in the tech industry take credit for reducing violence and claim to be sourcing "conflict-free?" Fault Lines investigates if the highly publicised campaign to stop "conflict minerals" is protecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Africa, or if it is doing the opposite. - Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook - - https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

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Gertler Earns Billions in Congo Cut-Price Deals
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Mineral Rape in the DRC

Mineral Rape in the DRC

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Grand Theft Congo (2005): The major problem facing Africa is corruption and control of resources. In the DRC, the military is stealing minerals to sell to Western companies. For downloads and more information visit http://www.journeyman.tv/18683/short-films/grand-theft-congo.html At a remote mine in central DRC, workers with torches and pick axes hack at the ruddy earth. They are mining cassiterite, a mineral vital in the production of laptops and mobile phones. But dispersed among the miners are Congolese Government troops -- in plain clothes for the camera -- literally forcing most workers to work at gunpoint. 'The soldiers always steal everything. They even come to shoot people down the mineshafts,' complains Regina Maponda. Western greed for cassiterite is fuelling the boom -- at an airfield near the mine, soldiers jealously guard their loot as it makes it way to Japan and the West. Conflict mining is a curse, and it is difficult to see what the G8 leaders can do. Elizabeth Jones - Ref. 2705 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand

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Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to one study. However, because such materials travel through a variety of smelters, manufacturersand distributors before they end up in a phone or laptop, vetting the entire manufacturing line is a difficult, expensive process. The SEC has estimated that compliance with the new rule cost companies $3 to $4 billion in the first year and will cost $206 to $609 million in subsequent years. In regulatory filings, the tech giants continuously said they did not have sufficient data to fully determine whether conflict minerals were present in their products. Google wrote in its filing that "based on our due diligence, we have reason to believe that portion of the 3TG used in our products originated from the covered countries, but we have not identified any instances of sourcing that directly or indirectly supported conflict in the covered countries". The company disclosed that about 36 percent of its smelters in the Democratic republic of the Congo region have been certified as not trafficking in conflict minerals, but it could notmake a firm determination about other suppliers. Apple, which began tracking the practices of individual smelters in 2010, said that 80 percent of the smelters it does business with in the region do not use conflict minerals. But like Google, Apple said it did not know enough to definitively say whether the other suppliers use them. Intel, meanwhile, said that its microprocessors and chipsets are conflict-free, but it could not determine the conflict status of its other products. And Amazon said "majority" of the suppliers that contribute to its kindle pipeline are not using conflict minerals. Every company which made a disclosure said they would pressure their questionable suppliers to be certified as compliant with conflict-free standards. overall, the reports indicate that tech companies are at least advocating for the manufacture of conflict-free products, but they are finding it difficult to implement such initiatives on a practical level. No ones is keen on abandoning the region entirely-despite raised awareness of conflict minerals, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's share of tantalum production actually increased in 2013, according to the Wall street Journal. Some companies even argue that continuing to draw minerals from the region could allow them to be a force for good. "Rather than simply funneling its demand through a limited number of verified smelters or those that are not sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Apple wrote, "Apple believes the best way to impact human rights abuses on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to have critical mass of smelters verified as conflict-free, so that demand from other questionable sources is reduced."
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'COLTAN' Millions Die For Minerals In Congo, For Western Use

'COLTAN' Millions Die For Minerals In Congo, For Western Use

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That's right. COLTAN is a mineral used for many devises we use today such as I PHONES, Playstation and much more. There are never any coverage in the news showing the total deaths of the Congo people, fighting to protect their minerals. Why? Does all black lives not matter? Africa is not how they portray on TV. Africa is full of wealth and this is what the Western Leaders are all trying to get their dirty murdering hands on. Enjoy the short film.
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Conflict Minerals in the supply chain

Conflict Minerals in the supply chain

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This animated video explains the importance of the US Dodd Frank Act Sec. 1502 and how companies can contribute to ending war and crime in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighboring countries. Suppliers can learn what to expect and how they can contribute to phasing out Conflict Minerals. Click, watch and share with your suppliers to spread the word on Conflict Minerals!
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Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

Congo Minerals War - Movie by Intel - 2014 CES Las Vegas

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Movie by Intel about the war for minerals in Congo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping 'conflict-free' microprocessors. Intel for ridding the world of conflict minerals. INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 6, 2014 -- Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich today outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as well as individual inventors' own connected creations. He made the announcements during the pre-show keynote for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show to be held here this week. Krzanich's keynote painted a vision of how the landscape of computing is being re-shaped and where security is too important not to have it embedded in all devices. The world is entering an era of integrated computing defined not by the device, but by the integration of technology into people's lifestyles in ways that offer individuals new utility and value. As examples, he highlighted several immersive and intuitive technologies that Intel will begin offering this year. For example, the company is bringing human senses to Intel-based devices in a new family of hardware and software products called Intel® RealSense™ technology. Intel's CEO also discussed how Intel is addressing two critical issues casting shadows over the consumer electronics industry: data and device security and conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He said Intel had achieved a critical milestone and the minerals used in microprocessor silicon and packages manufactured in Intel's factories are "conflict-free" as concluded by third-party audits or direct validation by Intel's supply chain organization. "Two years ago, I told several colleagues that we needed a hard goal, a commitment to reasonably conclude that the metals used in our microprocessors are conflict-free," Krzanich said. "We felt an obligation to implement changes in our supply chain to ensure that our business and our products were not inadvertently funding human atrocities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Even though we have reached this milestone, it is just a start. We will continue our audits and resolve issues that are found."
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Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones

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Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day
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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children

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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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Money Talks: Conflict minerals in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Money Talks: Conflict minerals in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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We rarely hear about it, but the story behind how cell phones are made is linked to the worst conflict since World War II. Armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earn millions of dollars every year, trading the very minerals needed to make cell phones and laptops. Sarah Jones reports and our editor at large Craig Copetas joins us from Paris. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Robin Wright interview on CNN about Congo Minerals   War 12 14 2011   YouTube

Robin Wright interview on CNN about Congo Minerals War 12 14 2011 YouTube

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Robin Wright parle de la guerre de minerais en République Démocratique du Congo qui ressemble à une guerre mondial pour les compagnies électronique internationales dont cette tragédie profite. Cet actrice américaine est engagé dans l'Est de la RDC pour aider toutes les femmes congolaise qui sont violées par différents groupes des rebellions rwandais qui sont soutenus par l'administration américaine et plus particulièrement par le lobby " CLINTON" et Anglo-Saxons qui ont soutenu le pouvoir de Kigali à commettre le génocide au Congo et ces multinationales continuent de soutenir le Rwanda dans le but de continuer leur pillage des minerais congolais dans la région de Kivu.
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7 Facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo

7 Facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (not to be confused with its smaller neighbour, the Republic of Congo) is the second largest country in Africa and the 11th largest in the world. Formerly known as Zaire or, before that, Belgian Congo, today it’s the largest Francophone nation, with more French speakers than France itself. You can now support this channel via Patreon, by accessing the link bellow. Thank you! https://www.patreon.com/7facts Learn, Share, Subscribe The African series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRSS8U_aviqtyOJOPSmcRlyd The Oceanian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRT-Yslq4Rpl_1bByPrZqYyM The American Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRR8eYVQa9r_t3h4Tc2bmhsu The Asian series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRRGIkTyr4u371Fx6e88Qx2N The European Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZJ71IJGFRTa_XMM9a4hDh2Yo9CsZzOR Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sebastian2Go https://www.facebook.com/official7facts ------------------------------------------------ In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 2nd largest country in Africa and 11th largest in the world. At 2,344,858 square kilometers, the DRC covers a land area larger than the combined territories of Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania. 2. With a population of over 80 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the 4th most-populated nation in Africa and the 18th most populated country in the world. The people represent over 200 ethnic groups, with nearly 250 languages and dialects spoken throughout the country. Kinshasa, the capital, is the largest French-speaking city in the world. 3. Despite being a poor and conflict-ridden country, the DRC boasts a space program. Privately financed by the Développement Tous Azimuts (DTA), with significant government support, the Troposphere rockets are expected to send cargo to outer space in the near future. 4. Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the next-door Republic of Congo are the closest capital cities in the world (with the exception of Vatican City and Rome). A bridge across the Congo River still needs to be constructed to connect the two political centers. 5. The great apes, such as the bonobos and the eastern lowland gorillas, can be found only in Congo. Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest extant relative to humans. 6. The DRC used to have a very strange form of currency, called the Katanga cross. The metal is made of copper and is shaped in the form of an X. The Katanga cross underwent a change of value from being owned by tribal chiefs, who used them for large transactions or rituals, to a more widespread use for purchasing perishable goods, although its main use was to bind marriages. 7. The DRC is among the most resource-rich countries on the planet, yet it continues to have an extremely poor population. Tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold have been dubbed “conflict minerals.” Armed groups use the profits from sales for campaigns of violence. More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troposphere_(rocket_family) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonobo http://currencies.wikia.com/wiki/Katanga_cross Music: Teknoaxe – Cutting Through the Madness https://www.youtube.com/user/teknoaxe Images: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Dr_congo_in_au.png http://kingofwallpapers.com/congo/congo-013.jpg http://africa-facts.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/african-kids.jpg https://childrenincrisis.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/jess.jpg https://www.carbonbrief.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/launch-of-NOAA-17.jpg https://images.vice.com/vice/images/articles/meta/2014/03/15/hows-the-congolese-space-program-doing-1413249485257.jpeg?crop=1xw:1xh;center,center&resize=1440:* http://airlines-airports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Congo-Kinshasa.jpg http://www.gtreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Kinshasa-Republic-Of-The-Congo-River-Crane-e1434104342420.jpg http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/xx_factor/2016/09/14/why_do_we_idolize_chimps_when_we_could_be_imitating_feminist_bonobos/72408173-kinshasa-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-this-picture.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2.jpg http://www.awf.org/sites/default/files/media/gallery/wildlife/Bonobo/620065_CYRIL%20RUOSO.jpg?itok=8W9zuAbi http://www.amazigh.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/KGrHqZoQFIrli9M7zBSQe1diL2g60_571.jpg https://www.sheridan-portraits.fr/collections/article-01/48-katanga-cross.JPG http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/20kimk/files/2014/10/2234_1pngmining_025__1_-2mblv3n.jpg http://interrete.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Conflict-Minerals-Rebels-and-Child-Soldiers-in-Congo-.jpg Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwZ0nbYy5To Intro Creator: Design Showcase https://www.youtube.com/hasanhalai123
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Conflict Minerals 101

Conflict Minerals 101

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Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down. Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo. Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell. Copyright 2009 Center for American Progress.
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Congo Conflict Minerals

Congo Conflict Minerals

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Congo, one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its natural resources but its wealth has brought misery, death and despair to millions. Within the last 10 years over 5 million people have been murdered and approximately 2 million displaced from off their land. Women and young girls violently raped and children as young as 6 years old forced into the mines to dig for minerals. Ama delivers a very enlightening and informative presentation about Congo's minerals, what they are used for and how we can help.
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Human cost of mining in DR Congo Minerals that produce cell phones etc

Human cost of mining in DR Congo Minerals that produce cell phones etc

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Rebels in DRC Congo overtly go on charm offense with local people in Eastern Congo where coltan -- base mineral for cell phones and video games are extracted. In an Executive Order President Obama commissioned Special Op forces to rein in the rebels. In light of the President's Executive Order and the presence of U.S. Special Ops in Congo it can be deduced that such overt actions by the rebels is condoned. See also BBC investigation on this issue: - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8234583.stm
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DR Congo struggles to control minerals trade

DR Congo struggles to control minerals trade

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The Democratic Republic of Congo possesses vast quantities of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan, but the work of extracting them is hard and dangerous. The battle for control of the DRC's natural resources has been at the heart of the conflicts which have ravaged the country in recent years, with fraud and corruption meaning that the majority of mineral exports are beyond government control. Duration: 02:38
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Democratic Republic of Congo Minerals

Democratic Republic of Congo Minerals

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Modern electronics use a number of rare earth minerals in their batteries and circuitry. The Democratic Republic of Congo is where much of these minerals are mined, often dug by hand by people endangering their health and safety for, low wages. In the face of criticism, the high-tech industry has launched an initiative to improve the conditions under which such minerals are mined. VOA senior analyst Jeffrey Young has details.
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Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals promo

Fault Lines - Conflicted: The Fight Over Congo's Minerals promo

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Is the highly publicized campaign to stop conflict minerals protecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in Africa, or is it doing the opposite?
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People & Power - Congo's Tin Idea

People & Power - Congo's Tin Idea

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe South Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is both infamous for its vicious and seemingly never-ending civil conflict and envied for its vast natural resources. These abundant minerals– from tin to coltan - are in huge international demand; vital to the economies of the developed world as key components in high-tech electronic consumer goods, from laptops and tablets to smart phones and flat screen TVs. But this demand has also helped make these strategically important metals a key driver of the endemic conflict in this part of the country – violence that has led to the deaths of nearly six million in over a decade. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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DR Congo miner risks all for copper

DR Congo miner risks all for copper

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"Jew' that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

"Jew' that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

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Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards  BBC News

Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards BBC News

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Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards BBC News
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Omekongo raps on Congo’s conflict minerals

Omekongo raps on Congo’s conflict minerals

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Congo Conflict Minerals - Jimena Romero

Congo Conflict Minerals - Jimena Romero

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