Conflict Minerals

Black Friday: Ringing in the Holiday Season from Congo

Looking for a memorable message for family and friends when it’s your turn to share over Thanksgiving weekend? How’s this? "This Black Friday I am remembering the connection between my electronics and the conflict in eastern Congo."  Read More »

Conflict Minerals Petition Delivered to Head of SEC

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Once there’s a public record of a company’s efforts (or negligence) to source minerals from conflict-free mines, advocates and concerned consumers will be able to mobilize around this information. But even through this more obscure rule-making stage of the process, activists are making an impressive showing.  Read More »

With U.N. and Congo Army Nearby, Rebels Kill at Least 21

Details about a recent FDLR attack in a remote area near the mining hub of Walikale are scant. But Enough’s eastern Congo based researcher Fidel Bafilemba had some insights based on a conversation with a civil society leader in the area.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

‘Blood in the Mobile’ Debuts at Amsterdam Film Fest

Filmmaker Frank Poulsen’s “Blood in the Mobile,” a full-length documentary tracing the link between cell phones and violence in eastern Congo, opens in Amsterdam today at the world’s largest documentary film festival.  Read More »

U.S. Students Launch Efforts to Rid Campuses of Congo Conflict Minerals

CU conflict free club

The world has come to expect seeing U.S. college students on the frontlines of progressive movements over the last 50 years. The latest wave of student activism, focusing on ending the trade in Congolese conflict minerals, is no less impressive.  Read More »

‘Inside the Box:’ Peacebuilding at the Grassroots

Congo experts discuss shortcomings of efforts to end the long conflict there as D.C. marks the 10th anniversary of landmark U.N. resolution on women in war zones.  Read More »

5 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

Women, Peace, & Security: What Needs to be Done for Congo

D.C. was bustling with a series of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. It is hard these days to think of those words "women-peace-security" and not have your mind flash to the conflict in eastern Congo.  Read More »

As Ban Continues, Push to Formalize Mining in East Congo Hangs in Balance

As the expiration date for the mining ban in eastern Congo came and went, speculations abound on its potential duration and possible new regulations Kinshasa may mandate.  Read More »

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