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Conflict Minerals On

Posted by Daniel Maree on December 8, 2009

Conflict Minerals On

In a special editorial for today, Enough co-founder John Prendergast and Grassroots Reconciliation Group Executive Director Sasha Lezhnev highlighted the changes afoot to end the deadly trade in Congo’s conflict minerals.

Armed groups in eastern Congo generate an estimated $180 million each year by trading four main minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, which end up in our jewelery and electronic products from cell phones to digital cameras.

To learn more visit our special page on conflict minerals and read our special report, From Mines to Mobile.

Photo: Gold mining in eastern Congo. (Reuters)