The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

Aug 13 2019 · The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2001) identified coltan mining as a source of funding for armed groups and referred to multinational corporations as the "engine of the conflict in the DRC". In fact although war might have begun due to political and ethnic issues

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Arwest Africa MineralsColtan SupplyArwest Africa

Arwest Africa MineralsColtan SupplyArwest Africa

Geological exploration at all target mining areas in Sierra Leone confirmed viability of the coltan ore for several upcoming years. Arwest Africa Minerals is a well-established company exporting coltan ore from Sierra Leone with previous long-time experience in the region. There is a very high demand for coltan from the technology industry

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Coltan Tungsten  TinCommodity Atlas Research Page with a Map

Coltan Tungsten TinCommodity Atlas Research Page with a Map

Coltan tungsten and tin are commonly used in electronics such as cell phones and computers. Conflict minerals can be found in products ranging from jewelry to electronics and appliances. 1 Coltan Coltan is the source of the minerals niobium and tantalum. In the context of the DRC coltan generally refers to tantalum which is used widely

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The Environmental Impacts of Coltan Mining in DR Congo

The Environmental Impacts of Coltan Mining in DR Congo

Jun 29 2013 · Eighty percent of the world s coltan supply is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the heart of the remaining habitat of eastern lowland gorillas. With an increasing demand for electronics driving a worldwide hunger for coltan miners in the DRC are polluting and consuming gorilla habitat while extracting the ore. Compounding the

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Coltan Mining In The Congo We All Have Blood In Our Hands

Coltan Mining In The Congo We All Have Blood In Our Hands

Sep 10 2011 · Coltan Mining In The Congo We All Have Blood In Our Hands. When it comes to its mineral reserves (particularly diamonds coltan cassiterite tin and copper) the Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the richest countries in the world. And Coltan is its Gold. Out of the ore you obtain the rare metal Tantalum.

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Mining of ColtanColtan in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mining of ColtanColtan in the Democratic Republic of Congo

However this is not like the gold rush in California. Whoever finds the coltan is not entitled to it. Instead the workers get paid a share for finding the coltan. The mining land is owned or controlled by a group of people therefore the people mining do not cash in on the

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Blood and minerals Who profits from conflict in DRC

Blood and minerals Who profits from conflict in DRC

Blood and minerals Who profits from conflict in DRC A miner a trafficker an undertaker and a prostitute offer an insight into life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Coltan War and the CongoMaking History Matter

Coltan War and the CongoMaking History Matter

Coltan is a mineral used as an electrical conductor and is vital for most electronic devices ranging from phones and computers to airplanes and military equipment. However despite its role in technological advancement the method in which coltan is produced has been critical to the perpetuation of war and state instability in the Democratic

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The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

Aug 13 2019 · Despite the war the control of coltan mines by armed groups is extremely strategic because mining unlike many other sectors like agriculture or manufacturing is resilient to war. In particular artisanal mining does not depend on sophisticated technologies or large investments that would disrupt the industry during wartime. In addition it

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Coltan Congo  ConflictHCSS

Coltan Congo ConflictHCSS

2 The Democratic Republic of Congo 29 2.1 Background information 29 2.2 Brief history of conflict in the DRC 34 3 Coltan mining in the DRC 43 3.1 Coltan and tantalum resources in the DRC 43 3.2 Tantalum mining before the First Congo War 44 3.3 The first coltan mining boom 45 3.4 The second coltan

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Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo GeSI

Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo GeSI

Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo How tantalum-using industries can commit to the reconstruction of the DRC This report gives a factual background to the extraction of coltan its refining to tantalum metal and its ultimate use in many different types of equipment.

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Illegal mining hits Congo gorilla population

Illegal mining hits Congo gorilla population

Apr 06 2016 · The world s largest gorilla sub-species has seen its population fall 77 percent over the past two decades a trend linked to illegal mining for coltan a key mineral used in the production of cell

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10 Facts about Coltan Fact File

10 Facts about Coltan Fact File

Facts about Coltan 3 the environmental impact. The lakes and rivers in Congo were polluted because of the Coltan mining activity in the country was not controlled. Thus the ecology received the negative impact. Facts about Coltan 4 the population of Eastern Mountain Gorilla. The population of Eastern Mountain Gorilla is decreased. The miners

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iPhone mineral miners of Africa use bare hands Daily

iPhone mineral miners of Africa use bare hands Daily

Oct 22 2015 · Working 12-hour days miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo use their bare hands to unearth coltanan essential component to conduct electricity in smartphones.

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(PDF) Trafficking of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of

(PDF) Trafficking of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of

Trafficking of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Technical Report For instance the region of Kivu is a si gnificant point f or the coltan mining activities.

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Coltan Democratic Republic of Congo (1990s

Coltan Democratic Republic of Congo (1990s

"Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo How Tantalum-using Industries Can Commit to the Reconstruction of the DRC " Cambridge Fauna Flora International (2003) 11. Ibid. 15. Sutherland "Coltan the Congo and Your Cell Phone " 15. Hayes Burge "Coltan Mining the Democratic Republic of Cong " 11. Ibid. 11. Jackson

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Mining for conflict minerals is driving gorillas to

Mining for conflict minerals is driving gorillas to

May 02 2017 · Tags coltan mining congo Grauer s gorilla Tara Stoinski. But none faces more extreme threats than these Grauer s gorillas which are found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo and are considered one of the 25 most-endangered primates in the world. Their numbers have plummeted nearly 80 percent in just two decades much of it due

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Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in

Children as young as seven mining cobalt used in

Jan 18 2016 · Children as young as seven are working in perilous conditions in the Democratic Republic of The human rights groups say they traced the supply chain from these mining sites coltan

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Coltan Earth Sciences Museum University of Waterloo

Coltan Earth Sciences Museum University of Waterloo

Mining in Congo Approximately 80 of the world s supply of Coltan is found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Coltan is mined by hand in the Congo. Their methods are very similar to how gold was mined in California during the 1800s. Groups of men dig basins in streams by scraping off the surface mud to get the Coltan below. Then they

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The Politics of Coltan An Interview with Michael Nest

The Politics of Coltan An Interview with Michael Nest

Nov 28 2016 · The allegation made by activist organisations focused on reducing conflict in the D.R. Congo is that profits from coltan mining were a primary source of funding for armed militias waging war against the government. These militias so the argument goes used coltan profits to buy weapons and food which allowed them to wage war.

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The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of

Aug 13 2019 · The Dark Side of Globalization Exploitation and Trade of Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (2001) identified coltan mining as a source of funding for armed groups and referred to multinational corporations as the "engine of the conflict in the DRC". In fact although war might have begun due to political and ethnic issues

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The Politics of Coltan An Interview with Michael Nest

The Politics of Coltan An Interview with Michael Nest

Nov 28 2016 · The allegation made by activist organisations focused on reducing conflict in the D.R. Congo is that profits from coltan mining were a primary source of funding for armed militias waging war against the government. These militias so the argument goes used coltan profits to buy weapons and food which allowed them to wage war.

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The Resource Curse Revised Conflict and Coltan in the Congo

The Resource Curse Revised Conflict and Coltan in the Congo

Here legitimate mining operations are frequently confused with illegal rebel operations so the source of the coltan is usually uncertain. The coltan trading route from Central Africa to foreign markets includes many intermediaries along the way and its exact route is often unknown.

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Mining for conflict minerals is driving gorillas to

Mining for conflict minerals is driving gorillas to

May 02 2017 · Tags coltan mining congo Grauer s gorilla Tara Stoinski. But none faces more extreme threats than these Grauer s gorillas which are found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo and are considered one of the 25 most-endangered primates in the world. Their numbers have plummeted nearly 80 percent in just two decades much of it due

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Blood BatteriesCobalt And The Congo

Blood BatteriesCobalt And The Congo

Sep 26 2018 · Unfortunately the Democratic Republic of Congo is pervaded by conflict poverty and corruption. The country s economy is completely dependent on mining

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Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite

Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite

Mar 19 2017 · Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite its violence Open this photo in gallery Employees stand in an open pit at Banro s Twangiza mine in

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Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo • Karen

Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo • Karen

May 25 2015 · In 2000 increased demand for new electronic products caused a tantalum supply shortfall precipitating a rush of panic buying and a massive price increase. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this became a Klondike-style rush into the World Heritage Site National Parks where coltan a tantalum-bearing gravel ore can be easily

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Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo mine for

Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo mine for

Mar 01 2020 · As a result the coltan mining industry and the prized metal tantalum extracted from it is a "conflict mineral" closely linked to a range of human rights abuses in a similar way that Africa s

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Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite

Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite

Mar 19 2017 · Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo despite its violence Open this photo in gallery Employees stand in an open pit at Banro s Twangiza mine in

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The Mining of Coltan Chances are Your Smartphone Was

The Mining of Coltan Chances are Your Smartphone Was

The Great Lakes region in Africa is the largest producer of coltan in the world particularly the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with that country accounting for about

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Regulating the old game of smuggling Coltan mining trade

Regulating the old game of smuggling Coltan mining trade

Aug 06 2018 · Regulating the old game of smuggling Coltan mining trade and reforms in the Democratic Republic of the CongoVolume 56 Issue 3Claude

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 05 2018 · A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt

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Congo Lucrative  Violent Curse of Coltan Mining

Congo Lucrative Violent Curse of Coltan Mining

Mar 03 2018 · Coltan the Congo and Your Cell Phone. Excerpt By Ewan Sutherland University of the Witwatersrand LINK Centre Civil wars often concern and are frequently extended by the presence of natural resources (e.g. Blood Diamonds in Sierra Leone). Control over the Coltan ores (geological name Columbite Tantalite) in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has

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Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga

Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has significant deposits of minerals and metals including gold copper tantalum tungsten coltan and cobalt. For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict human rights abuses and corruption.

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Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga

Profits and loss Mining and human rights in Katanga

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has significant deposits of minerals and metals including gold copper tantalum tungsten coltan and cobalt. For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict human rights abuses and corruption.

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