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Beyond "Conflict Minerals": The Congo's Resource Curse ...

A 2002 UN Panel of Experts report alleged that as much as 70 percent of the coltan exported from eastern Congo at the time was being mined "under the direct surveillance of RPA [Rwandan army] mining détachés and evacuated by aircraft from airstrips near mining …

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Blood and minerals: Who profits from conflict in DRC ...

The mines are particularly dangerous during the rainy season, when the damp earth can crumble, leaving miners at the mercy of carbonic gas or crushed inside underground caverns.

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Gombu Koko - Trading & Mining of Coltan Sierra Leone West ...

MINING & TRADING COMPANY Gombu Koko was founded in 2009 as both a mining and trading company. We have established ourselves as the leading exporter of Coltan (Colombite Tantalite) out of the West African region.

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BBC News | AFRICA | Congo's coltan rush

Foreign criticism of child labour in the coltan mines must be put into the context of Congo. Coltan miners are worried by the recent fluctuation in its price. It is a country where the preoccupation of the average peasant is finding enough cassava to eat for the day.

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What Is Coltan? - ABC News

The path that coltan takes to get from Central Africa to the world market is a highly convoluted one, with legitimate mining operations often being confused with illegal rebel operations, and vice ...

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Coltan Mining News and Commentary | MINING.com

Coltan mining news. Explore related Coltan articles for more information on the Coltan mining industry.

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Mission 4 - Coltan Blues - p. 1 - ArmA II: Operation ...

Mission: You have to find and free the civilians from the downed C-130 Hercules - they're being held in the coltan mine (1) to the north from Feruz Abad. This task will be conducted by a small team of US Special Forces operatives (codename "Gambler").

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

If tin, tantalum and coltan mines in government-controlled areas meet certain criteria — like safety and absence of child labor — then they can be labeled as conflict-free and their minerals ...

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Coltan mines have killed the majority of elephants and ...

The mines of columbite and tantalite, which result in coltan, wiped out the majority of the population of gorillas and elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Coltan: a new blood mineral | CBC News

"Coltan is extracted under terrible working conditions in mines in eastern Congo," DanChurchAid, a Danish humanitarian nongovernmental organization, reported in 2006.

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Coltan: Learning The Basics « Conflict Minerals: The Truth ...

Coltan is short for Columbite-tantalite – a black tar-like mineral found in major quantities in the Congo. The Congo possesses 80 percent of the world's coltan. When coltan is refined it becomes a heat resistant powder that can hold a high electric charge.

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Coltan Mining Ltd

[HOME] [SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY] [INVESTOR RELATIONS] Welcome to Coltan Mining Limited we are the number 1 premier mining and minerals company with strong focus in Tantalite, Tantalum, Columbite, niobium and other rare earth ore metals and minerals (See what we do).

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Coltan - definition of coltan by The Free Dictionary

With the exception of the Soviet bloc, no modern dictatorship has been established and sustained without the supporting role of business, be it diamond and coltan mining in conflict zones in Africa or oil companies in the Niger Delta.

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Conflict Minerals | Global Witness | Global Witness

Conflict Minerals. The mineral trade has funded violence and armed conflict for decades. Despite international legislation aimed at cleaning up the trade, conflict minerals can still enter global markets and end up in products, such as mobile phones, laptops and cars.

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The conflict mineral: coltan mining in DR Congo and ...

Production of coltan is carried out by low-paid artisanal and small-scale miners in isolated mines. Trade involves multiple parties, transportation in the initial stages from the mine to traders over land-based routes, and exchange occurs in the absence of written contracts.

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The Environmental Impacts of Coltan Mining in DR Congo ...

 · Since the world's coltan reserves is located in Eastern Congo, almost all of the coltan reserves and other deposits of raw minerals have been tapped and mined. As a result, this have caused devastating changes to Congo's ecosystems.

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Coltan Mining Ltd

[HOME] [SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY] [INVESTOR RELATIONS] Welcome to Coltan Mining Limited we are the number 1 premier mining and minerals company with strong focus in Tantalite, Tantalum, Columbite, niobium and other rare earth ore metals and minerals (See what we do).

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Coltan, Congo & Conflict - HCSS

of coltan mining in the DRC conflict, contributing to a more informed analysis of the relationship between the two. The report was prepared as part of the POLINARES project, which aims to

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Human cost of mining in DR Congo

Human cost of mining in DR Congo Advertisement. An investigation into the military exploitation of DR Congo's mines ... It is an area carpeted with minerals such as coltan and cassiterite, which are used in the production of consumer durables and gadgets sold in the rich world.

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Congo mines no longer in grip of warlords and militias ...

Congo mines no longer in grip of warlords and militias, says report ... It found that 67% of tin, tantalum (refined from coltan) and tungsten in North Kivu, South Kivu and Maniema provinces were ...

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The Environmental Impacts of Coltan Mining in DR Congo ...

 · Since the world's coltan reserves is located in Eastern Congo, almost all of the coltan reserves and other deposits of raw minerals have been tapped and mined. As a result, this have caused devastating changes to Congo's ecosystems.

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Blood and minerals: Who profits from conflict in DRC ...

The mines are particularly dangerous during the rainy season, when the damp earth can crumble, leaving miners at the mercy of carbonic gas or crushed inside underground caverns.

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coltan mining india

Coltan, a mineral widely used in advanced electronics, such as cell phones, of practice that aim to mitigate the worst abuses associated with coltan mining. Ethically sourced iPhones are ruining the …

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Venezuela emerges as new source of 'conflict' minerals - ICIJ

A coltan plot might yield other minerals like tin or titanium ore — also wanted by high-tech manufacturers — so a new mine attracts dozens of would-be prospectors. One lucky miner said he found a coltan-filled rock, weighing almost seven pounds, which fetched $23.

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Five things you need to know about coltan - ICIJ

Five things you need to know about coltan. ... March 4, 2012 — Illicit mining thrives in hot spot of Colombia's Amazon, tucked in a corner infamous for drug smugglers and armed paramilitaries and well out of the view of police patrols looking for traffickers.

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Blood Coltan - Top Documentary Films

Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold. Blood Coltan exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN.

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Five things you need to know about coltan - ICIJ

Five things you need to know about coltan. ... March 4, 2012 — Illicit mining thrives in hot spot of Colombia's Amazon, tucked in a corner infamous for drug smugglers and armed paramilitaries and well out of the view of police patrols looking for traffickers.

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Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela ...

Violence in mining areas is proportionate to the demand for rare minerals like coltan. When tantalum shortages cause the price of coltan to soar, violence intensifies in these areas. The Congolese war has killed over six million people since 1996.

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