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The Lucrative and Violent Curse of Coltan Mining in Congo

 · Coltan, the Congo, and Your Cell Phone. Excerpt By Ewan Sutherland, University of the Witwatersrand, LINK Centre Civil wars often concern and are frequently extended by the presence of natural resources (e.g., ''Blood Diamonds'' in Sierra Leone). Control over the Coltan ores (geological name Columbite Tantalite) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has …

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petition: Stop the ''Blood Coltan'' Violence in the Congo!

As the Democratic Republic of Congo accounts for about 10-13% of global coltan production (excluding the coltan mined in coltan but smuggled into neighbouring countries such as Rwanda), it seems conceivable that you should be able to source your coltan from other countries such as Australia, Brazil, and Canada, who account for 12.1%, 26.9% ...

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Coltan, the Congo and your cell phone

2. From coltan to capacitors The more valuable metal in the coltan ore is Tantalum (Ta), with demand having grown at around 5 per cent per annum since 1990. There was a spike in prices during the last phase of the dot com boom, which drew attention to coltan mining in eastern DRC (see Figure 1). Figure 1 14Average year-end prices for Tantalite

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UN report accuses Western companies of looting Congo ...

 · UN report accuses Western companies of looting Congo. Chris Talbot. 26 October 2002. facebook icon. twitter icon. whatsapp icon. An investigation carried out by a …

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Regulating the old game of smuggling? Coltan mining, trade ...

 · Among these miners, around 2,390 extracted coltan in eight mining sites (iTSCi-Katanga mining list; iTSCi 2013). Before iTSCi, the coltan trade was predominantly informal and opaque in the study areas. Many coltan négociants originated from North Kivu and South Kivu. They were ''big men''.

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Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Search this site. Democratic Republic of Congo. Mining of Coltan. Environmental Issues. Democratic Republic of Congo. When I first started researching the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the DRC, I focused on the history of the country itself and found that the country itself had a ...

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Coltan Mining In The Congo: We All Have Blood In Our Hands ...

 · The Coltan War. 80% of the world''s known Coltan supply is in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Experts say, that the demand for Coltan is one of the driving forces behind the war in the DRC. Most of the mines are rebel-controlled.

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Environmental threats and respiratory health – Kivu | CEGEMI

Patrick de Marie Katoto and prof. Benoît Nemery de Belvaux are working on a project on Environmental threats and respiratory health in Kivu. According to the WHO environment, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the country''s most affected by mortality attributed to environment, 342, 569 in 2004 (''Global Health Observatory Data Repository'' 2015).

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Democratic Republic of Congo | Fauna & Flora International

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most important countries in Africa for biodiversity conservation. It has the highest number of species for almost all groups of organisms with the exception of plants, in which it is second only to South Africa. The DRC also harbours a number of spectacular endemic species like the okapi ...

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Minerals | Free Full-Text | Geochemical Fingerprinting of ...

A series of 99 fine-grained and 8 coarse-grained placer ore specimens were sampled from 15 sites in the DRC using panning and sieving methods, including 10 wolframite ore (from Katonga, Luena and Manono regions), 49 coltan ore (from Baridi, Kahendwa, Kanuka, Katonga, Kisengo, Kiyambi, Luba, Luena, Malemba, Manono, and Mwanza regions), and 48 ...

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In Focus: Congo''s Bloody Coltan

 · Learn more: Produced by the Pulitzer Center, "Congo''s Bloody Coltan" is a quick glimp...

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

 · Africa Documentaries: https:// Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world''...

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Opinion | The quest for conflict-free mining in Congo ...

 · Congo hosts a significant amount of the world''s tin, tungsten and, especially, coltan, known collectively as the 3Ts (tantalum comes from coltan) — minerals that are found in …

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Coltan Research – Database collecting information on ...

The broad coverage of the site is thus broken into categories of media: Social Media (which collects individual tweets and posts from Congolese citizens and other users who post about issues related to coltan in the DRC), Studies (which attempts to explain and synthesise the findings from academic studies about coltan mining in accessible ways ...

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Sexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo: How Tantalum-using Industries can Commit to the Reconstruction of the DRC. Flora and Fauna International Conservation Report, Cambridge, UK. …

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BBC News | AFRICA | Congo''s coltan rush

 · Congo''s coltan rush. DRC is home to 80% of the world''s coltan reserves. By Helen Vesperini in Goma, DRC. In the yard of the Shenimed sorting house, young men are busy sorting and cleaning colombo-tantalite ore, or coltan, as it is known in this part of the world. Regional analysts say the international demand for coltan is one of the driving ...

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Coltan | Earth Sciences Museum | University of Waterloo

Approximately 80% of the world''s supply of Coltan is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is mined by hand in the Congo. Their methods are very similar to how gold was mined in California during the 1800s. Groups of men dig basins in streams by scraping off the surface mud to get the Coltan below.

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Coltan,Tungsten, & TinCommodity Atlas Research Page with a Map

According to the U.S. Department of State 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, coltan (also called Tantalum Ore), tungsten, and tin, three widely-used minerals, are all produced with forced labor and child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). [1b] The 2018 U.S. Department of Labor''s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor also reports child labor and forced labor ...

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The responsibility of the mobile phone industry in the war ...

 · Cécile Barbeito & Josep María Royo Coinciding with the celebration of the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona (Spain), several groups took action in order to raise awareness about coltan and its links with the electronics industry and the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).1 The World Mobile Congress, celebrated between the 14th and 17th of February, which 50,000 people …

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2. What is coltan and where is it found? | coltanassesmentjw

The largest supply of Coltan is found in the DRC (Democratic republic of Congo) in Africa 80% of the worlds coltan is found in Africa and 80% of the deposits are found in the DRC resulting in a lot of mining there. Map of the DRC. Share this: Twitter; Facebook; Like this:

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(PDF) Coltan and Conflict in the DRC: abundance or ...

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one the world‟s richest countries in terms of natural resources. Indeed, the African state has an estimated $24 trillion in untouched natural resources such as cobalt, copper, gold, diamonds or coltan (Kinniburgh, 2014; World Factbook, 2015).

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Coltan | Earth Sciences Museum | University of Waterloo

Approximately 80% of the world''s supply of Coltan is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is mined by hand in the Congo. Their methods are very similar to how gold was mined in California during the 1800s. Groups of men dig basins in streams by scraping off the surface mud to get the Coltan …

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3. The advantages of mining Coltan in the DRC ...

The DRC is a poor country and has many wars meaning that there are very few jobs to be found. But Coltan mining means that there are alot of jobs as it is a big industry. The average Congalese worker earns US$10 per month however an average congalese coltan miner earns US$200 per mont allowing familys to afford education and health care.

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Legitimacy of small-scale and artisanal mining in the ...

 · Unlike neighbouring Rwanda and Burundi, eastern DRC is home to over a thousand extraction sites for gold, cassiterite, coltan and wolframite ore deposits. Situated in the Kivu mountains or in the vast tropical rainforest, some of these sites are extremely difficult to access and can be reached only by long treks on foot.

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Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in the forced mining of gold, tin ore (cassiterite), tantalum ore (coltan), and tungsten ore (wolframite), and are used in armed conflict, sometimes as a result of forcible recruitment or abduction by non-state armed groups.

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Blood Batteries

 · Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer wrote a piercing analysis in Fortune on the conditions surrounding Co supply from the world''s largest supplier of the metal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC.

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"Referees become players": Accessing coltan mines in the ...

 · In eastern DRC, coltan is an abbreviation of columbite–tantalite, a mixture of two mineral ores, namely niobium and tantalum, used for industrial applications in high-tech industries. For more details, see Nest M. (2011).

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THE ROLE OF THE EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL …

The role of the exploitation of natural resources in fuelling and prolonging crises in the Eastern dRC 5 Executive Summary 1. Gold and various metals of the tin group (cassiterite, coltan, niobium and tungsten) have been mined in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the beginning of the 20th century.

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Coltan and conflict in the DRC

 · Coltan and conflict in the DRC. A new alliance between the DRC and Rwanda against rebel groups brings new threats and opportunities for peace in the Great Lakes Region, while illegal coltan …

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In Mineral-Rich DRC, Widespread Poverty Is Driving ...

 · In Mineral-Rich DRC, Widespread Poverty Is Driving Children to Work in, Near Mines. Despite laws in the Democratic Republic of Congo against economic exploitation of children, poverty leads those as young as 5 to search for minerals in the sand near mines, and some 40 percent of the unregulated artisanal miners are said to be children.

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Global Witness uncovers foreign companies'' links to Congo ...

Many mining areas in eastern DRC are controlled by rebels and the national army, who violently exploit civilians to retain access to valuable minerals, including cassiterite (tin ore), coltan and gold. Cassiterite and coltan are used to make mobile phones, computers and other electronics, among other things.

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Congo, Coltan, Conflict: How the digital boom fueled ...

 · Congo, Coltan, Conflict: How the digital boom fueled conflict in Congo. By Boubacar Ouane On Feb 7, 2021. The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources, owing to a tremendous deposit of untapped raw minerals. However, as Congo emerges from a brutal history of colonialism, slavery ...

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