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Smartphones: The world in your pocket - The Congolese Blood in your hand
 
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Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed that minerals sold to fund combattants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may be used in the manufacture of their gadgets. Everyday its an emergency in east of Congo due to crisis war and sexual violence. The disclosures come thanks to the reform-focused Dodd-Frank Act, which now requires thousands of companies to release an annual report detailing the use of so-called conflict minerals. Tungsten, tin, tantalum and gold-products common in electronics and known collectively as "3TG" are mined heavily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other central African countries. Proceeds from some of the mines are used to fun an ongoing war that's become the deadliest armed conflict since World War 2, according to one study. However, because such materials travel through a variety of smelters, manufacturersand distributors before they end up in a phone or laptop, vetting the entire manufacturing line is a difficult, expensive process. The SEC has estimated that compliance with the new rule cost companies $3 to $4 billion in the first year and will cost $206 to $609 million in subsequent years. In regulatory filings, the tech giants continuously said they did not have sufficient data to fully determine whether conflict minerals were present in their products. Google wrote in its filing that "based on our due diligence, we have reason to believe that portion of the 3TG used in our products originated from the covered countries, but we have not identified any instances of sourcing that directly or indirectly supported conflict in the covered countries". The company disclosed that about 36 percent of its smelters in the Democratic republic of the Congo region have been certified as not trafficking in conflict minerals, but it could notmake a firm determination about other suppliers. Apple, which began tracking the practices of individual smelters in 2010, said that 80 percent of the smelters it does business with in the region do not use conflict minerals. But like Google, Apple said it did not know enough to definitively say whether the other suppliers use them. Intel, meanwhile, said that its microprocessors and chipsets are conflict-free, but it could not determine the conflict status of its other products. And Amazon said "majority" of the suppliers that contribute to its kindle pipeline are not using conflict minerals. Every company which made a disclosure said they would pressure their questionable suppliers to be certified as compliant with conflict-free standards. overall, the reports indicate that tech companies are at least advocating for the manufacture of conflict-free products, but they are finding it difficult to implement such initiatives on a practical level. No ones is keen on abandoning the region entirely-despite raised awareness of conflict minerals, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's share of tantalum production actually increased in 2013, according to the Wall street Journal. Some companies even argue that continuing to draw minerals from the region could allow them to be a force for good. "Rather than simply funneling its demand through a limited number of verified smelters or those that are not sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Apple wrote, "Apple believes the best way to impact human rights abuses on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo is to have critical mass of smelters verified as conflict-free, so that demand from other questionable sources is reduced."
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Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo
 
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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Congo, My Precious The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo (Trailer) Premiere 5/7
 
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More films about Congo: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/congo/ “Geological scandal” is a phrase often used to describe The Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries with extensive deposits of gold, diamonds, tungsten and uranium amongst many others. The abundance of internationally valued minerals has however failed to bring any kind of prosperity. It began with colonial exploitation of the land and its people and continued in bloody civil war, the Congolese have harvested nothing from their country’s natural riches but misery and poverty. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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DR Congo mining code regulations signed into law: aides
 
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*Regulations to implement Congo’s new mining code have been signed into law with no changes, advisers to the prime minister told Reuters on Saturday, despite objections from mining firms that have been threatening legal action.* Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala signed the regulations into law overnight, his adviser Patrick Mutombo Buzangu told Reuters by telephone, but gave no further details. Changes demanded by mining industry rejected The prime minister’s legal counsel Anita Lwambwa later c… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/06/10/dr-congo-mining-code-regulations-signed-into-law-aides Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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The Mineral Which Powers Your Mobile Phone Also Fuels Endless Violence in the Congo (2009)
 
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Congo Connection (2009): The mineral Coltan has fuelled a technological revolution in the West, but in the DRC it has become a talisman of brutal violence. For similar stories, see: Rage Of War In Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhHFHSNvTjo Thousands Displaced In The Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk9ZG20ymeE The Future of Virunga's Mountain Gorillas Is In Jeopardy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYTht_-lOuw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4553 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Modern technology relies upon a mineral found in the Congo. Is our appetite for the latest gadgets fuelling rebel fighting in the Congo - threatening the survival of central Africa’s great gorillas? On the inside of many devices like mobile phones and laptops is the mineral ‘Coltan’, which has made our gadgets smaller and more complex. In the mineral-rich Congo, armed militia watch over the children digging this mineral from the ground. “"The government only pretends to help us"” says one miner, who pays a government official just to work. “"The Congo is a shifting sands of various militia, the largest of which is the Congolese state itself”," explains an expert on blood minerals. Yet the miners depend on the little they get from mining to survive. Electronic giants like Apple now claim they will no longer use Coltan from this area but experts are convinced the militias will “smuggle it onto the market” regardless. For local miners, the move away from African minerals is “just another way of penalising Africans”. Coltan fuels a conflict, which has seen national parks become war zones, gorillas killed for meat and hundreds of houses set on fire in turf wars over mineral territory. Yet it also feeds 400,000 petty traders. Why did it take a mobile phone to make us appreciate the injustice in the Congo? ABC Australia – Ref. 4553 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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DR Congo miners upset at US 'conflict mineral' rules
 
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In the lush hills of eastern DR Congo, where the trade in rare minerals has long fed unrest, miners complain that recent US rules against "conflict minerals" have bitten into their meagre income.
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REON - COLTAN - (PROD SAUZE FZ) ONE SHOT #coltan #congo #africahiphop
 
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Lyrics: Congo, long road to go mine Slow growth all along this time Chocked, surrounded by crime Criminals beat the police, if there´s a difference between them I got a dream, ¿will I accomplish it? Well not many did, many found defeat Coltan for the chinese, death for our kids Coltan for the europeans, americans, so my enslaver can get paid, unfair trade, like it has been for decades, fill his gun and keep this war None, changes done, cause we ignore So much that they want us to forget Lets get out of this net Can´t be the pets of a rotten system Companies competition, not enough resistance Pathetic, no ethic, they know the victims But they wanna know the money, no matter if it goes bloody Cheap workforce Tis situation could be the worse of the world Cause this motherfuckers help keeping it cold First step, then we buy their phones We all know their names and we can stop their game Is us because the media shuts the fuck up Like they got amnesia Like coltan jumps out of ¨alquimia" We gotta be conscious, take actions, contractions of that market Create products to target I ain´t a preacher Not your teacher But we are cut of that right education Is the UN gonna make a conversion? "You´ll bend to this industry", that´s the message Would we be monsters if we saw their faces Far away, easy to hide the traces, as chaos embraces panic We don´t restrict, like violence addicts we finnance the conflict So hear the music How many times will you reproduce it? While you forget your lifestyle is abusive Your silence a threat You gotta stop Buying can be lethal Destroying their lifes from the top Inocent people So countries don´t act like you are away when you see those women raped, those kids trained so their right thinking does not awake It would stay go on if we werent here But there would be less money, less fear And we would surely calm down the tears A lot look from our tower, not conscious about what happens, not knowing how big is our power --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Producido por Sauze Fz Canal: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9ASNJPcIihIOJ0lMw5RUGA Grabación, Mezcla y Masterización por Sacker Canal: https://www.youtube.com/user/S18bs
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Conflict Cell Phones - The Horror We Are All Responsible For - Conspiracy Files
 
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Conflict cellphones are casuing a war in the Congo that every one of us is responsible for. A nearly two decade long war in the eastern Congo has been the deadliest in the world since World War II. That means worse than Korea, Vietnam, all the conflicts the Middle East. Why don't we ever hear anything about it? Why the cover up? According to a study released by the International Rescue Committee, an estimated 5.4 million people have been killed in the the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1996. That's a death toll equivalent to the entire population of Colorado. 45,000 deaths occur every month!! And all this is taking place in an International news media blackout. In addition hundreds of thousands of women have been raped over the past decade. Who is responsible for this unspeakable horror? Could it be (pause – point at camera)... you? The protracted wars in the Congo have led to massively wide and diverse violence against civilians by an variety of armed groups. Sexual violence has become a tool of war and control on an immense scale for all the armed groups in the Congo. Both sides. But wait how can you be to blame for this, you are asking? I'll tell you why. Do you own a mobile phone, a laptop computer? A Nintendo or PlayStation? Perhaps you should ask, “How many people died today in order to manufacture my cell phone?” Our cell phones and almost all other electronic equipment contain an essential element called tantalum. Tantalum is comprised of two minerals: columbite and tantalite. The combination of these two elements is known as coltan. And 80 percent of the world’s coltan is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Extraction and mining of this element has fueled vicious civil wars in the Congo since 1996. Everyone involved in the mining and sale of coltan are part of this civil war. Any household electronic, phone, remote, or a laptop can contain minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder profit from trade of these minerals. Sale of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold mined in the eastern part of the DRC finance the militia groups that contribute to the ongoing violence in the country. These armed groups that reap enormous profits from the mineral trade in eastern Congo regularly commit shocking atrocities as they fight to control the region's most valuable mines. As well as the transportation routes and opportunities to impose taxes on everyone involved in this trade. The world's news media totally ignores this conflict. Could it have anything do do with... well draw your own conclusions why the lives of these victims are so devalued and ignored. The armed groups perpetuating the violence generate an estimated $144 million each year by trading in four main minerals, gold, tantalum, tungsten, and tin. All of of these are required to make our consumer electronics products function properly. The global demand for coltan increased when cell-phone and other electronic manufacturers discovered that this element could be used to make the products more compact. Tantalum capacitors are essential to the miniaturization of our cell phones and other gadgets. Cobalt is an important component of rechargeable batteries in mobile phones, laptops and digital cameras. Since the beginning of 2009 there has been an alarming increase in reports of sexual violence which has coincided with the renewed offensive by the Congolese armed forces against the FDLR, a Rwandan Hutu militia whose leadership was responsible for the Rwandan genocide. Many of these incidents have occurred in and around mineral rich areas of the eastern Congo. Coltan is mined by hand in the Congo by groups of men digging basins in streams and then scraping off the surface mud. A team can mine one kilo of coltan per day. Children work in mines under horrible conditions. Women are violently raped by rebels and soldiers alike and abandoned by their communities. The entire process of putting that cell phone in your pocket results in indescribable horror at every step of the way. Because war costs money weapons, ammunition and equipment have to be purchased, troops must be paid and fed. The armed thugs either occupy the mines and force civilians to work there, or they block the roads and airports on which the minerals are transported so they can illegally tax the drivers, pilots and traders. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is as large as Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado combined. Within this huge area there are only 300 miles of paved roads. Every day, porters carry 50 kilogram backpacks of this valuable rock across a 40-mile footpath to reach one of the many mines. Only to be met at the end of the trail at gunpoint by government soldiers who refuse reimbursement for their deadly trip.make up to five dollars a day for this work. http://www.facebook.com/conspiracyfiles http://www.youtube.com/conspiracyfiles
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Cobalt to be declared a ''strategic'' mineral in D.R Congo
 
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An advisor to Congolese Prime Minister Jean Nkunza on Wednesday said the Democratic Republic of Congo will declare cobalt and coltan, as “strategic” minerals which will earn the country higher royalties. The natural mineral resources are used in the production of electric vehicle and renewable energy technology. A new mining code was signed into law on Friday by President Joseph Kabila despite opposition by global mining companies with operations in the DRC such as Glencore, Randgold and … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/03/15/cobalt-to-be-declared-a-strategic-mineral-in-the-dr-congo Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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DR Congo: Violence in Kasai could amount to crimes under international law
 
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Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is of grave concern. The UN Human Rights Office in a report warns that the atrocities, which have seen more than 251 people killed in one territory - the Kamonia territory in Kasai - in a period of four months, could amount to crimes under international law.
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Boy describes struggle of mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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A CBS News investigation found that child labor is being used in the mining of cobalt in Africa. Many top electronic and electric vehicle companies need cobalt to help power their products. Debora Patta follows one young boy home from a mine to understand the challenges he faces as his family's main provider. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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Congo, Mobile Phones, Sexual Violence “These companies need to be investigated”
 
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Afshin Rattansi goes underground with Mothers of Congo founder, Charlotte Simon-Bongumba. She explains how 85 foreign companies, currently mining for coltan in Congo are helping to fuel sexual violence in her native country. Coltan is a mineral found in our mobile phones- and the majority of it is located in Congo. LIKE Going Underground http://fb.me/GoingUndergroundRT FOLLOW Going Underground http://twitter.com/Underground_RT FOLLOW Afshin Rattansi http://twitter.com/AfshinRattansi FOLLOW on Instagram http://instagram.com/officialgoingundergroundrt 200615
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Le coltan, minerais de conflit au Congo
 
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Fungamwaka – une mine à l’est du Congo. Ces hommes travaillent pour que nous puissions téléphoner. Ils extraient du coltan – indispensable à la production de téléphones mobiles. La république démocratique du Congo est le deuxième fournisseur mondial de cette matière première rare. Fungamwaka est une mine modèle. Elle n’emploie pas d’enfant, l’État contrôle l’extraction et prélève des impôts. Les responsables de la mine travaillent de manière légale. Surtout, aucun groupe armé n’intervient ici qui finance son combat avec le trafic de matières premières. Car la longue guerre civile financée par la richesse du sol est le plus gros problème du Congo de l’Est. 90% des mines sont exploitées par des mineurs artisanaux dans des terrains frontaliers à peine accessibles – un paradis pour les groupes de rebelles qui exigent du travail forcé des travailleurs et vendent les trésors du sol sur le marché mondial en passant par les pays voisins comme le Ruanda. Les minerais sont lavés du sable à la pelle, comme aux anciens temps des chercheurs d’or. Dans la capitale de province, l’étain ne rapporte guère plus que 5 euros par kilo, le coltan quand-même 20 euros. C’est pourquoi Misereor et d’autres organisations européennes de développement demandent une intervention de l’Union Européenne. Ils souhaitent une législation ambitieuse qui coupera les liens entre les ressources naturelles et le conflit. Des entreprises agissant sur le marché européen et vendant des produits contenant des minéraux à conflit devraient être tenues responsables de leur chaîne d’approvisionnement. Elles devraient s’assurer que les droits de l’homme sont respectés tout au long de la chaîne – des matériaux bruts aux produits finis. Et elles devraient en couvrir les coûts. À Fungamwaka, les mineurs paient seuls les contrôles – ils gagnent moins. www.misereor.org/fr twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
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Conflict Minerals 101
 
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Congo's conflict minerals leave a trail of destruction as they make their way from the mines in eastern Congo to the mobile phone in your pocket. How does the process work? What is the human cost? What can consumers do to help end the violence being fueled by Congo's illicit mineral trade? Enough's John Prendergast breaks it all down. Visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org to find out how you can help end the world's deadliest war in the Congo. Video directed and produced by Robert Padavick. Editing and animation by Jeff Trussell. Copyright 2009 Center for American Progress.
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Capturing conflict mineral trade in DRC: Marcus Bleasdale at TEDxCourtauldInstitute
 
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The price of modern technology: capturing conflict mineral trade in Democratic Republic of Congo - Marcus Bleasdale Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work appears in National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME and his work on human rights and conflict has been shown at the US Senate, The US House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. In this eye-opening talk, Marcus' photographs bear witness to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is fuelled by conflict minerals to be used in everyday electronic devices. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Golden Gamble. Gold mining in the Philippines, a dirty business
 
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More films about the Philippines: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/philippines/ - The use of child labour in the Philippine’s Paracale, or ‘Goldtown’, is widespread - Extracting gold involves diving into mud-filled shafts and using toxic mercury - Poverty and lack of alternative jobs force people into this highly dangerous work - Many die young due to work accidents or breathing problems, others develop chronic illness The Philippines’ town of Paracale was dubbed “Goldtown” for its rich deposits of the precious metal. Despite government attempts to regulate mining, illegal pits are still commonplace. They lack even the most basic health and safety and workers are exposed to toxic mercury fumes. Dirty water causes skin diseases and they live with the constant threat of being buried alive. Workers continue to take these risks day after day, because there is no other source of income. Many of the gold miners are children whose families can’t afford to send them to school. Some gold is panned on the surface, but a lot has to be extracted from underground. To do that, prospectors dive into narrow, mud-filled shafts, uses snorkelling masks and long tubes too breathe. If the mine collapses, they have no chance of escape. They have a saying here, ‘while you’re down the mine, you have one foot in the grave’. Several miners have already died that way, others from respiratory diseases caused by inhaling mercury fumes. The toxic metal is used in gold extraction with no safety precautions, so it poisons the air, the ground and the water, causing long-term harm to the whole community. Another danger to the inhabitants of Paracale comes from disused mines, abandoned and left open, waiting for unsuspecting victims to fall in. The business takes its toll on workers, their families and the community. They have been known to demonstrate, demanding safer working conditions, better pay and other job opportunities, but change is slow. Meanwhile, extreme poverty among people who produce one of the world’s most precious metals leaves them no option but to continue with this pitiless occupation. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Conflict Minerals
 
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You may have heard of the Leonardo di Caprio film called Blood Diamond, which was about the illegal and unfair exploitation of African workers for the sake of highly sought after diamonds in the West and the perpetuation of local conflict, well Conflict Minerals are similar but in a league of their own, which in concrete terms means that conflict minerals quite literally make the world go round. These are 5 things you didn’t know about conflict minerals SUBSCRIBE to Top Lists: https://goo.gl/PHKgma 10 Rarest Foods In The World - https://goo.gl/cNdulB 10 Weirdest Sex Laws In The World - https://goo.gl/5fnu9A 5 Countries With NO Political Parties - https://goo.gl/SGKI9c ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1KFduoO Follow Top Lists on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1OzsRG5 5 Things You Didn't Know About Conflict Minerals
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The People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone
 
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With a population of at least 67 million, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2014, the World Bank ranked it second to last on the Human Development Index. Despite the DRC’s poverty level, there is one thing that it has in abundance – cobalt. Cobalt is a mineral used to make lithium ion batteries that Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Dell, and many other companies use in their devices. According to experts, more than half of the world’s supply of cobalt comes from the DRC, with 20 percent of it from what are called “artisanal mines.” For many Congolese people, mining cobalt is the only way to feed their families. Unfortunately, artisanal mines are smaller, independent mines, where an industrial-sized operation is not an option. These mines are unregulated and are not a part of the country’s Mining Code and Regulations, this means they are often unauthorized and extremely dangerous. As a result, the workers are subjected to dangerous conditions that include poor ventilation, lack of protective gear, and frequent accidents—many of which prove deadly. But it’s not just adults that are risking their lives. The United Nations says there are at least 40,000 children in the DRC working in these artisanal mines. Working in high temperatures, rain, and storms, children as young as 7-years-old carry sacks of mineral ore that are sometimes heavier than themselves. Most of these children’s parents can’t afford to send them to school. The few that are able to send their kids to school must have their children work at the mines on the weekends to help support the family. Many suffer from breathing problems, others from sickness and disease. At least half reported being beaten for not working fast enough.
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DRC Facing Major Mining Challenges
 
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As much as two thirds of the world's known minerals can be found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But majority of the mineral exports are beyond state control. The DRC government is now putting measures in place to regulate mining activities in the country. CCTV's Trevor Ombija with more
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Fiston and Joseph, the miners
 
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The activists seeking to solve Congo’s problems through “ethical” electronics consumption do not intend to make miners lives harder, but at Kisengo and other mines in the region the effects of Dodd-Frank section 1502 are hard to ignore. The impacts of the conflict mineral laws on livelihoods “may have been unintended, but they were not unknown”, pointed out Ben Radley, a PhD researcher on the issue. The draft of Trump’s executive order justifies suspending 1502 on the grounds of the “loss of livelihoods” faced by artisanal miners and the “compliance costs” to companies. But in 1502’s absence, “all these people who trade conflict minerals… could come back,” said Delly Mawazosesete, a Great Lakes researcher based in the eastern city of Goma. “On an economic level, this will be good. But for human rights and prevention of armed conflicts and their consequences, this will be bad.” But Laura Seay, a US academic who has been critical of the impact of 1502, believes any suspension will be largely symbolic. The spread of conflict mineral laws regionally and internationally means little will change “for the big corporations who operate multi-nationally”, she told IRIN. Fiston has a university degree, but there are no jobs for people without the right connections. He’ll keep digging in the hope of buying a house one day. So far, he barely finds enough gold to survive day by day. The supply chain of Congo’s industrial gold is already hermetically sealed, but artisanal activity could be targeted whenever the next phase of international efforts against conflict minerals begins. A kilo of gold is more than 1,000 times more valuable than a kilo of coltan, making it lot easier to smuggle and harder to trace. Conflict-free gold would require an even more secure supply chain, tightening the noose further on traders and miners alike. What Fiston doesn’t know yet is that a company affiliated with MMR is coming to Kamoko. Like Congo’s other industrial goldmines, it will produce perfectly conflict-free gold in a tightly controlled environment, but the operation will require far fewer hands. Their operation will likely displace him and all the artisanal miners currently eking out a living here. See more here: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/02/09/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals
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DR Congo's Kabila to meet companies over mining code revision
 
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*Democratic Republic of Congo President, Joseph Kabila will meet mining company representatives on Tuesday to discuss a mining code revision awaiting his signature that would raise taxes and royalties, the mines minister said.* The bill was adopted by parliament late in January but the industry has been lobbying Kabila not to sign it, saying it would discourage investment and violate existing agreements. International mining companies in Congo, Africa’s largest copper producer, include Randgol… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/03/03/dr-congo-s-kabila-to-meet-companies-over-mining-code-revision Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Inside Story - Is the DR Congo on the brink of collapse?
 
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The UN is directing blame towards government leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for political tensions, which led to riots and deaths in the capital Kinshasa. Opponents of President Joseph Kabila believe he is laying the groundwork to delay elections due later this year to try and remain in power beyond his two-term mandate. On a continent where leaders are known for changing laws and constitutions to stay in power, does the world have the will to pull DRC back from the brink? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Scott Campbell - Africa section chief, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Jason Stearns - Director - Congo Research Group, New York University - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 17418 Al Jazeera English
Impoverished workers face dangerous conditions and little pay in DRC mines
 
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(22 Aug 2012) The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is expected to vote on Wednesday on the final version of US legislation on 'conflict minerals', precious minerals used to finance local wars like the 'blood diamonds' of West Africa. The Frank-Dodds Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of July 2010 requires American companies using materials vital to modern high-tech industries to reveal their supply chains. The rules governing how companies should comply with its Clause 1502 on conflict minerals - due-diligence regulations to be set by the SEC - have still not been defined. With the high-tech industry now under pressure from consumers, many companies have just stopped buying from areas like the Eastern Congo rather than face accusations, unfounded or otherwise, of using conflict minerals. And the mining communities of Eastern Congo blame that legislation for an economic disaster. The small town of Nyabibwe lies on the shores of Lake Kivu, around 60km (37 miles) to the south west of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's a mining town which once prospered thanks to the abundant minerals crucial to the world economy that were found in the nearby hills. But while local shops still offer boots and shovels, but no one has bought mining equipment for months. The nearby government tin mine tells a sad story. Only a handful of workers remain, idly crushing stones to extract cassiterite, the primary ore of tin. Like many Congolese mines, activity has come to a standstill over the past two years and the miners blame the US legislation. They keep on working but hardly make a living. Mining is not mechanised and artisanal miners carve holes in hard rocks using shovels and pickaxes. The wells and tunnels that perforate Nyabibwe's mountain are narrow and pitch black; air is scarce and there is always the threat of being buried in a landslide. The price of tin from has plunged to an amount almost not worth working for. The mine used to attract more than 1,000 miners, the backbone of the economy. Today, only a few hundred remain. Given the corrupt and freewheeling world that makes up Congo's lucrative mining sector, with many mines controlled by armed groups, from foreign rebels and local militias to the Congolese army, the immediate future looks bleak. Back-to-back civil wars killed an estimated 5 million people in Congo in the 1990s. The fighting deteriorated into a greedy scramble for Congo's massive mineral wealth that drew in the armies of eight African nations. While the conflict ended in the rest of this sprawling nation in 2002, armed groups drawing on the underground wealth have continued to operate in the mineral-rich east of the country. Miners say they are not opposed to the law, but resent the 'unforseen consequences'. In fact many appreciate the fact that fraud and militarisation are being tackled. A recent Enough Project investigation said the Dodd-Frank Act has led to a 65 percent drop in armed groups' profits from the mineral trade. Rebel groups like the FDLR, or the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, seen here in rare footage obtained by the Associated Press, are at the heart of the never-ending violence in eastern Congo. These rebels are led by Rwandan Hutus, the instigators of Rwanda's genocide who escaped over the border. From here they continue to terrorise the population and vie for the control of natural resources worth millions of dollars. Congo's unpoliced and porous borders allow minerals to be easily smuggled into Rwanda and injected into a supposedly "clean" supply chain there. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/31738fa4576421f0f52f631d70e2eb80 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Children still mining cobalt for gadget batteries in Congo
 
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A CBS News investigation finds we could still be carrying electronics that contain the product of child labor. A report by Amnesty International two years ago first uncovered that children were mining the mineral cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It ended up in products of dozens of companies including Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and Samsung. Debora Patta reports. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
Views: 5802 CBS This Morning
Special Report: Unseen Africa with Alex Crawford
 
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From Congo cobalt mines that exploit children and Malawi abortion cults, to oil pirates and suicide bombers in Nigeria, Special Correspondent Alex Crawford takes you to parts of Africa you might not have seen. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
Views: 6777 Sky News
Conflict Minerals Legislation - View from Eastern Congo
 
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For more information visit www.RaiseHopeForCongo.org
Views: 2291 Enough Project
Cobalt Mining in the Congo
 
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Africa Conflict Minerals
 
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A law that requires American companies to disclose the use of minerals from war-torn African states is being challenged by business groups in the US Court of Appeals. The Chamber of Commerce and two other trade groups have sued to overturn the conflict minerals rule which was adopted by Congress in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, saying it's too expensive and too hard to implement.
Views: 1229 CGTN Africa
Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 1909607 Journeyman Pictures
Jean Ziegler: Congo, Coltan and the End of Capitalism
 
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Click on CC for English subtitles (subtitle size, color and opacity are set on the user's side--go to the settings gear icon at bottom right then to subtitles/options). TRANSCRIPT: Like slavery, like colonialism, like feudalism, like discrimination against women, etc., capitalism must be eliminated, destroyed. It was in Congo. One of the most precious minerals in the world is coltan. With coltan they make your camera, and portable telephones. A lot of things are made with coltan. But coltan is found in very brittle rocks. Only children from 10 to 15 years old, boys and girls, can crawl down into the pits, and they often die because the pits collapse. And I visited many of these mines that belong to large multinational corporations like Glencore, Rio Tinto... and I saw these children working as slaves who create immense wealth for a ridiculously low salary and these international mining companies who exploit child labor in Congo have more power than, for example, than the United States. To give an example, President Obama passed a law that said from now we can no longer sell on the American market minerals that were produced in inhumane conditions. Mr. Trump came to power last year so the big mining companies went to the White House and said, "This law annoys us." So Trump said, "Because you think it's an annoying law, I'm going to revoke it." And he revoked it. Public opinion in democracies... I'm not speaking about Honduras or Beijing, but in our European democracies, notably in France. If they rose up they could break these murderous systems tomorrow morning. If financial speculation on staple food supplies were forbidden in all the industrial countries, in a few months, millions and millions of human beings would be saved from hunger because financial speculation always causes increases the price of rice, wheat and corn. In other words, the quintessence of my book is that capitalism must be eliminated, destroyed, like slavery, like colonialism, like feudalism, like discrimination against women, etc. Capitalism is an economic and social system that cannot be reformed, cannot be humanized. Slavery, in the past, could not be humanized, nor could colonialism. And so this capitalism which is destroying the planet, which gives enormous fortunes to some people, must be defeated, can be defeated, with the constitutional means that we have, and that will make a place for a world order based on solidarity between all peoples, on reciprocity and complementarity. I hope also, before I die, to see the end of capitalism.
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D. R Congo plans to change mining code
 
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Democratic Republic of Congo has said that it still plans to change the country's mining code,in an apparent retreat from comments made by the department's minister on Wednesday. According to Minister Martin Kabwelulu, the government had decided to maintain the country's 2002 mining code due to the impact of low copper prices on the sector. “We have not abandoned the plan to revise the code,” said Mukasa “The new draft mining code is still with parliament and the ministry could be called to… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/02/12/d-r-congo-plans-to-change-mining-code Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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The Blood Trail of Your Phone
 
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The DR Congo has signed a new mining law despite opposition by powerful interest groups. What does it take to extract coltan, a mineral that is used in your everyday mobile devices? Follow our social media: https://twitter.com/BareTalkTV https://www.instagram.com/baretalktv/ https://www.facebook.com/BareTalkTV/ www.BareTalkTV.com For Business Inquiries: Producer's email: [email protected] https://www.baretalktv.com/contact
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11-year-old cobalt miner in Congo escapes child labor
 
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One month ago, a CBS News investigation in the Democratic Republic of Congo found child labor being used to mine cobalt, a mineral essential to batteries in our electronics. We brought you the story of, Ziki Swaze, one young miner whose only dream was to go to school. Debora Patta reports on a life-changing update to Ziki's story. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
Views: 2650 CBS This Morning
Exposing The DRC's War On Women (2014)
 
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War on Women (2014): The Democratic Republic of Congo has endured years of conflict and extreme levels of sexual violence. But, as this report reveals, such abuse is not confined to the battlefield; it is more than a weapon of war. For similar stories, see: This Is What Happens When You Have 3 Doctors For Every 140,000 People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGsCEIUg6Xs&feature=youtu.be The Displaced Rape and Murder Victims of the DRC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axCsNiKpOoQ Rape Is A Weapon Of War In The Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cih-ZVK1QIY Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/6118/war-on-women Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "Everyone rapes. It's civilians, even police, even pastors", Masika, who runs an orphanage for children born from rape, explains. "There is a law... but is it applied?" a Christian Aid emergency manager asks. Impunity drives the horrific and widespread sexual violence here, where it is more than simply a weapon of war. With The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict just passed, this report provides bitter testimonies from both survivors and perpetrators, as well as insight from experts and activists, in exploring the DRC's "war on women". Journeyman Pictures – Ref. 6118 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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DRC: The new mining code
 
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Change Your Role in Forced and Child Labor | P.J. Tobia | TEDxNashville
 
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Most cell phones contain coltan, a mineral often mined by child slaves in the Congo, while many clothes sold at places like the Gap, and H&M are manufactured by children as young as twelve, working in dangerous sweatshops. Nearly every day you use and consume products made by child or slave labor, but thanks to databases created by the US government and a handful of non-profits, it’s easier than ever to make ethical consumer choices. P.J. Tobia is a Foreign Affairs Producer at PBS NewsHour, covering the Middle East, Africa the intelligence and diplomatic community. He is also the host and producer of NewsHour’s Shortwave podcast, on the intersection of foreign affairs and American life. Prior to joining NewsHour, he lived and worked in Afghanistan covering Afghan politics, life and the U.S.­led war. His work appeared in major American and European print, television and radio outlets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 8276 TEDx Talks
Conflict Minerals from Congo
 
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Did you know that conflict minerals from Congo are in all cell phones, smart phones, and other electronics? Join Jewish World Watch in taking action to demand that electronics companies produce conflict-free products.
Views: 2781 Jewish World Watch
Beauty and the Bleach. Skin-whitening trend ravages Senegalese women (RT Documentary)
 
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Senegal hasn’t been ruled by France for over half a century, but its former coloniser still sets the tone here. Nowadays, that’s not only true in terms of clothing, but skin color as well. Senegalese girls want to look like Europeans. Advertisements in magazines and on billboards display light-skinned models, insisting that this is what men like. Pharmacists have come to the rescue of fashion-conscious women. They offer pills and skin-lightening creams, but rarely warn the buyers of the possible catastrophic side effects of using them. These products have long been banned worldwide, but that doesn’t stop Senegalese women bent on flaunting a lighter skin shade. To see what sacrifices they’re willing to make for the sake of ‘beauty’ and find out more about the dangers of skin whitening, watch Beauty and the Bleach on RTD Documentaries. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy Check out http://rt.com RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Telegram https://t.me/rtintl Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
Views: 15245 RT
Government to set regulations for issuing mining licenses
 
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Government says its yet to institute the appropriate legal benchmarks on issuance of licensing for mineral exploration as speculators are still finding space in the sector. Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Mineral Development admits that the recent lifting of  the ban on export of raw minerals, means reforms must equally be pushed to protect the mining sector. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
Views: 466 NTVUganda
Congo calling back: Bandi Mbubi at TEDxExeter
 
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Bandi Mbubi's talk at TEDxExeter 2012 was featured on TED.com. He has returned with an update about his work with the Congo Calling campaign, and how our actions are beginning to make a difference. Congo Calling was launched at TEDxExeter 2012 following Bandi Mbubi's powerful call for the development of fair trade technology which uses ethically-sourced, conflict-free minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are delighted to welcome Bandi back to TEDxExeter to share the many successes of Congo Calling and his vision for the campaign. "My wish is to convince everyone to do one simple thing: to insist on fairly traded mobile phones, tablets, and games consoles, and in so doing, transform an industry and the world. The illegal trade in minerals for these devices has fuelled two decades of violent war in my home country, the DRC, and in so many others, but one small action by many could help end the violence." — Bandi Mbubi, July 2013. http://www.ted.com/talks/bandi_mbubi_demand_a_fair_trade_cell_phone https://twitter.com/BandiMbubi https://twitter.com/CongoCalling At TEDxExeter 2014 our speakers and performers connected us with other worlds. Our talks exposed corruption in big business, shared effective approaches to tackling social inequality and gave a voice to those whose human rights are under threat. We explored the impact of fast changing technologies on all our lives. We journeyed through fire and forest to frozen landscapes. We were challenged to consider worlds of extremes, cutting edge controversies and risky opportunities. Video Production Chromatrope (http://chromatrope.co.uk/) Production Manager Andy Robertson (http://www.youtube.com/familygamertv) About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 1927 TEDx Talks
Children ditch school for mining in DRC
 
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NGOs are calling for action as children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo turn their backs on school to work in the region's mines, rich in coltan, copper, cobalt, gold and diamonds. Duration: 02:18
Views: 3506 AFP news agency
Inferno Village. When leaving a land of fiery coal pits is scarier than burning alive
 
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More films about India: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/india/ Jharia in India is like a hellish scene from a demonic horror movie: perpetually wreathed in suffocating smoke from an underground fire that has been burning for 100 years. Jharia’s coal fields represent the country’s richest reserves but the people forced to live here remain steeped in poverty. For many, pilfering and selling small baskets full of coal from the quarry is the only opportunity to make a meagre living. Whole families, including little children, labour in dangerous and harmful conditions. Living here is very risky: the ever-spreading pit of fire frequently consumes whole houses and blasting regularly shakes the whole village, damaging buildings and throwing plumes of coal dust into the air. High levels of carbon monoxide cause severe respiratory complaints among residents. Despite the danger, most families daren’t relocate because coal provides their only means of income. Some residents have been moved out, though not voluntarily, they’ve been relocated to a specially built township. However, unemployment and an underdeveloped infrastructure makes them homesick and wish they had never left their burning homeland. Local activists are standing up for the rights of Jharia population, they believe the relocation is motivated not by concern for the people’s interests but to free up more land for the government owned mining company to exploit. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 151785 RT Documentary
Coltan and Cassiterite -- Timeblind (2010)
 
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in HIFI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aWN6NYbOzg?fmt=22 your cel phone and portable electronics probably have minerals mined in the Congo and illegally trafficked. watch the other related videos if you are unaware of this. please support legislation to keep mining transparent and stop thugs in the congo from profiting from the misery of their fellow countrymen. DRC should be known for its amazing musicians, not for more misery like this. http://boomkat.com/downloads/261753-dj-rupture-matt-shadetek-solar-life-raft-ingredients-unmixed-singles-version http://www.amazon.com/Coltan-and-Cassiterite/dp/B0032EAJJS
Views: 1506 Timeblind
Conflict Minerals 101: 2018 Update | Enough Project
 
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Until recent years, the conflict minerals supply chain was a very lucrative scheme for Congo’s armed groups and even parts of the Congolese army. But now that’s all changing. Check out Enough’s updated conflict minerals 101 video and learn about what you can do to continue to hold companies accountable. Animation produced by Revolution Messaging; Animator: Adili Ailixier, Director: Eric Elofson, Voiceover: Morgan Hill.
Views: 2640 Enough Project
price for refinery for coltan
 
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