Coltan Bloody Phone


Coltan is amazing it's also extremely dangerous if you live in an area where it's mined. It's a blood mineral fueling conflict in Rwanda and the Congo. It's used in loads of electronic devices like your phone, laptop and playstation because it has this amazing ability to hold and move electrical signals, and has conductive ability in extreme temperatures. People die to get it out of the ground, they die to own it and what's more the magnificent Grauer’s gorilla will become the first great ape to be driven to extinction – a victim of war, human greed and high technology if we don't do something about the way it's being consumed (Bornfree report).

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In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan

In Focus: Congo's Bloody Coltan

A short introduction to coltan's role in Congo's civil war.
5 minutes


Where should I start my research?

Well it's not for us to say, but we found the Friends of the Congo website to be quite informative.

Beware of


There are horrible consequences because of this rush on Coltan. It's only by exposing them and more people knowing about it that we will be able to do something about it. Be brave.

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