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National Geographic Explorer Episode Highlights Congo Conflict Gold Smuggling

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National Geographic Explorer Episode Highlights Congo Conflict Gold Smuggling

Posted by Enough Team on May 26, 2017

The full episode is available on iTunes, and to stream on National Geographic’s website using your cable provider information.

On May 29, a special episode of National Geographic Explorer, featuring Enough’s Founding Director John Prendergast and hosted by actor/activist Ted Danson, highlighted how armed groups, Congo’s army commanders, and corrupt officials profit from the deadly trade in conflict gold from eastern Congo.

In the episode, John discusses the conflict gold issue and how consumers, the U.S. government, and others can take action to ensure Congo’s gold does not fund the country’s ongoing conflict and corrupt leaders. While there has been significant progress in de-linking tin, tantalum, and tungsten from conflict in Congo, conflict gold remains a major source of income for elements of the Congolese armed forces, armed groups, and criminal networks.

Check out resources below to know more about Congo’s conflict gold and the issue of conflict minerals.

Take action!

Send a tweet to your favorite jeweler or jewelry retailer asking them to get more involved with conflict-free gold sourcing. Search for their handle on twitter and enter it into the draft tweet below:

 .@macys: Does the jewelry you sell have responsible gold from #Congo in it? It should! #CongoGold Learn more here:


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