Conflict Minerals

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 »

Westminster College Paving Way to Be Conflict-Free

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 »

Field Dispatch: Behind Eastern Congo's Mining Ban

In his latest field dispatch from the region, Enough’s Goma-based field researcher Fidel Bafilemba discusses the impact of the ban amid speculation that it will soon be lifted.  Read More »

Field Dispatch: Behind the Ban- An Update from Congo

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.

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