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The Congo Mines That Supply "Conflict Minerals" For the World's Gadgets

Most people who own a smartphone—or a laptop, or a new car—aren’t familiar with tantalum, the rare, blue-grey metal that conducts electricity through these devices. But thanks to skyrocketing demand from electronics makers, tantalum—along with a handful of other rare minerals—is an incredibly sought-after metal. And it’s fuelling the ongoing conflict in Congo. Read More >>

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Human Rights Group Sticks Nintendo Right At The Bottom of Conflict Minerals List

In a quite contrasting view of the friendly game console and software maker, a human rights group has put Nintendo dead last in its conflict minerals ranking list, in a report that details sourcing minerals that are mined in war conditions amongst human rights abuses. Read More >>

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