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 »
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 »
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 »
At Westminster College, we are taught to be leaders in a global community. As such, we believed it was imperative to take action and begin the effort to make our campus free of the conflict minerals that are helping fuel the daily mass atrocities a in Congo, writes Gregory Rockson in this guest post. Read More »
Congolese President Joseph Kabila’s sudden ban on mineral exports from three eastern provinces has left many observers in the region questioning the effectiveness of the directive. It has also reportedly made life difficult for experts at Congo’s mining ministry in Kinshasa, who have been struggling with how to implement and enforce the ban.