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“Coltan... Congo And Civil War”

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by X-PASTER, Jan 5, 2009.


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    80% of the world’s *Coltan, a mineral vital to cell phones and wireless devices, comes from Eastern Congo, where a civil war has claimed 4 million lives over the past decade.

    The places where coltan was found were occupied by the negative “Mai Mai” forces. They imposed themselves in the mines, watched over the miners and even managed their work. Who profited from this system during the war? It was the dignitaries, the commanders, the lords of war… They profited greatly.

    *A valuable black mineral combining niobite and tantalite; used in cell phones and computer chips