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CBS News finds children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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A CBS News investigation found that children are mining cobalt, an expensive metal used in batteries that power smartphones and electric cars. Foreign affairs columnist Bobby Ghosh speaks to CBSN about what companies like Apple and Tesla are trying to do to clean up their supply chains.
Views: 14693 CBS News
Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo
 
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Fungamwaka - a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child labour, state controls are carried out, taxes are paid. Those in charge of the mine operate legally. And above all there are no militia groups who finance themselves by smuggling resources. The long civil war is the biggest problem in east Congo - funded by the resource wealth in the ground. Ninety percent of the mines are managed by small-scale miners in remote border areas - an El Dorado for rebel groups who demand a share of the yield and sell it the global market via neighbouring countries like Rwanda. The ore is separated from the sand with a shovel, just like in the old gold-digging days. The price of tin has dropped to 5 euros a kilo in the provincial capital; at least coltan still fetches 20 euros. That is why organisations like Misereor have been demanding for a long time that organisations should be legally obliged to ensure that human rights standards are maintained throughout their supply chain from raw materials to finished product- and to cover the costs of this. In Fungamwaka it’s only the miners who pay for the controls- they earn less. www.misereor.org twitter: http://www.twitter.com/misereor
Views: 47709 Misereor
Why Isn't Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion
 
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging through the mud to get by. Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=vocativvideo See more on our website: http://www.vocativ.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vocativ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ
Views: 270345 Vocativ
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.
Views: 251019 Enough Project
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."
Views: 32635 MUKELENGE
Gorillas, smartphones and coltan mining: children's author Gill Lewis on 'Gorilla Dawn'
 
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Bestselling children's author Gill Lewis reveals how modern smartphones connect us all to the fate of the gorilla in the Democratic Republic of Congo and talks about the inspiration behind her new novel, 'Gorilla Dawn', with Bandi Mbubi from Congo Calling. Read Gill's latest book, Gorilla Dawn, available to buy online and from all good bookshops: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gorilla-Dawn-Gill-Lewis/dp/0192739174/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441982546&sr=8-1&keywords=gorilla+dawn Find out more about Congo Calling: www.gilllewis.com/CongoCalling
Views: 4361 Oxford Education
Congo: Blood, gold and mobile phones
 
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Democratic Republic of Congo's rush for an estimated £15tn in gold and rare earth minerals is fuelling a culture of violence and forced labour and exploiting some of the most vulnerable people on earth. At Kamituva gold mine in South Kivu Province, women are raped while men work for 33p per day
Views: 25650 The Guardian
CONGO'S CONFLICT MINERALS Blood in the Mobile phones
 
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Blood in the Mobile phones, Apple,Samsung,Nintendo,Canon,Nikon, Sharp,HP,Dell,Microsoft, HTC etc.. There's blood in these devices because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuit, and they couldn't work without mineral call COLTAN . The Congo possesses 80 percent of the world’s coltan. If you own a mobile phone, or an mp3 player then it’s likely that you’ve got a little piece of the Congo in your pocket right now.i
Views: 3891 CONGO LONDON CITY
The agony of Congo's 'child witches'
 
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A 16-year-old girl, Aline Veronica, is leading children in praise and worship at an orphanage where tens of them, infamously accused of witchcraft live. The teenager was banished from her home in Bukavu, South Kivu province - where the belief that children can be powerful sorcerers is widespread. She is accused of killing a neighbour's son. The 'child witches' are punished by their families and an entire community. Veronica was picked up from school one morning; "a neighbor's dad came and to… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/03/16/the-agony-of-congo-s-child-witches 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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Coltan Mining in DRC
 
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Coltan
 
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The electronics industry needs vast quantities of raw materials, a large proportion of which are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country is home to the majority of the world's deposits of coltan, used in devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, PCs, digital cameras and game consoles.VIDEOGRAPHIC
Views: 634 AFP news agency
DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road - BBC News
 
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Fergal Keane reveals the crisis along a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo that threatens hundreds of thousands. Nearly half a million severely malnourished children are at risk of starvation in the country's Kasai region. The UN has just declared the crisis in DRC as the highest level of emergency - the same as Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Camera: Tony Fallshaw Producer: Alice Doyard Edited: James Reevell Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog World In Pictures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBX37n4R0UGJN-TLiQOm7ZTP Big Hitters https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUME-LUrFkDwFmiEc3jwMXP Just Good News https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS3XGZxi7cBUsYo_P26cjihXLN-k3w246
Views: 28623 BBC News
Congo and Africa's World War: Crash Course World History 221
 
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In which John Green teaches you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which used to be Zaire, which used to be The Belgian Congo, which used to be the Congo Free State, which used to be the region surrounding the Congo River Basin in central Africa. So the history of this place is a little convoluted. The history of Congo is central to the history of central Africa, and the Congo Wars embroiled neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda. John will talk you through the history of Congo and the region. You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. Citation 1: David van Reybrouck, Congo: The Epic History of a People. Trans. Sam Garrett. Harper Collins. 2014. Citation 2: van Reybrouck. p 468
Views: 1745474 CrashCourse
DR Congo struggles to control minerals trade
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo possesses vast quantities of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan, but the work of extracting them is hard and dangerous. The battle for control of the DRC's natural resources has been at the heart of the conflicts which have ravaged the country in recent years, with fraud and corruption meaning that the majority of mineral exports are beyond government control. Duration: 02:38
Views: 3009 AFP news agency
"No Congo No phone. Children from the DR of Congo.
 
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Children in Democratic Republic of Congo mining for cheap labor and multinationals making enormous profit out of it and sponsoring war hence the situation will remain chaotic.
Views: 1275 Yers Banka
Videographic: A short, recent history of Congo | The Economist
 
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An animated videographic mapping the war in Congo: mineral wealth, militias and an epic march Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st/1Fsu2Vj Get more The Economist Follow us: https://twitter.com/TheEconomist Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist View photos: https://instagram.com/theeconomist/ The Economist videos give authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
Views: 130285 The Economist
Congo Mining
 
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This video from the NY Times describes life for people living in the Congo.
Views: 356 Scott Roller
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
Views: 572 Saape Teeram
Geography Now! CONGO (Democratic republic)
 
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Here we go! Our first set of twin countries. The CONGOS are here! Let's talk about the big guy first. http://facebook.com/GeographyNowFanpage http://instagram.com/GeographyNow_Official http://twitter.com/GeographyNow Become a patron! Donate anything and Get exclusive behind the scenes footage! All profits go towards helping my dad and his medical costs/ parent's living expenses since they are no longer working and need support. http://patreon.com/GeographyNow
Views: 732422 Geography Now
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: 5871 Enough Project
🇨🇩 How bad is DR Congo's humanitarian crisis? | Inside Story
 
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How bad is the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo? | Inside Story 'A humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions.' That's how the UN described what's happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month. The country has been at war for much of the past 25 years, including recent political instability after President Joseph Kabila stayed in power beyond his mandated two-terms in office. Now, as the UN plans to hold a donor conference in Switzerland to help raise nearly two billion dollars, Congolese officials say they will not attend, accusing the agency of exaggerating the problem. So, how serious is the political and humanitarian crisis in the DRC? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Claude Mashala - National Executive Secretary of the Ruling Party, PPRD. Babar Baloch - Spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees or UNHCR. Vava Tampa - Founder of Save The Congo, a London-based campaign for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/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: 18572 Al Jazeera English
Interesting Minerals Facts
 
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Views: 567 Health Apta
Togo: Tough to Survive. Togolese children stuck between hard labour and human trafficking
 
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Watch more films about Child Labour: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/child-labour/?page=1 Aziagba Philomene’s small children sit in a circle on the ground as if playing in a sandbox. But these kids are crushing stones into gravel with hammers almost too big for their small hands… and they do this seven hours a day, with no hand or eye protection. Though Aziagba is aware of the hard and dangerous conditions, she must send her children to work to provide her family’s basic needs. Otherwise, the $10-$30 per year for schooling each of her six kids would be too much. In the West African country of Togo, the Philomene family’s situation is far from unique. Some 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and nearly a third of Togolese children must work to help support their families. With employment opportunities scarce, more than 300,000 Togolese children have been sent abroad or to distant cities on promises of better prospects. Most of these end up working for little or no money under conditions bordering on slavery, while many girls are forced into prostitution. In this film, you’ll meet the Togolese parents of children who work locally so they can learn a trade and get an education, hoping they will eventually pull their families out of 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/
Views: 17955 RT Documentary
This is what we die for: Child labour in the DRC cobalt mines
 
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This film documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It goes on to trace how this cobalt is used to power mobile phones, laptop computers, and other portable electronic devices. Using basic hand tools, miners dig out rocks from tunnels deep underground, and accidents are common. Despite the potentially fatal health effects of prolonged exposure to cobalt, adult and child miners work without even the most basic protective equipment. MUSIC BY NIRAJ CHAG
Views: 126246 Amnesty International
Coltan Issue in the east of Congo by Pastor Moss
 
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In his sermon , Pastor Moss of TUCC talks children dying over the mining of Coltan in the East of Congo. The West's demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold
Views: 1486 Vieux Chinois
Congo conflict minerals
 
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a short intro to the situation revolving around the congo and the reason behind the conflicts that are destroying the land.
Views: 2330 stinarountree
5.4 Million Dead in Conflict Mineral Wars to Put an iPhone in Your Hands
 
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Abby Martin reports on the disclosures of hundreds of multinational corporations being unable to definitively prove that their products aren't made with 'conflict minerals'. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/JournalistAbbyMartin FOLLOW Abby Martin @ http://twitter.com/AbbyMartin
Views: 19749 breakingtheset
Meet Dorsen, 8. He mines cobalt in DR Congo for your smartphone. You can help him.
 
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www.cobaltchildren.org Sky News clip of Dorsen & Richard, who mine cobalt for your smartphones. Horrified? You can help them. We want corporates to organise fundraising at the point of sale. That's not much to ask, is it? Corporates manufacturing goods with rechargeable batteries in them are making us, the customers, complicit with human rights abuses. The corporates in this chain are profiting through human rights abuse, and also disrespecting their customers. We must say - no. Enough. This is wrong. We must stop the harm and repair it.
Views: 1188 Flinty Maguire
Kony, M23, and the Real Rebels of Congo
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is now home to more than a dozen militant groups, factions of the national army, and scores of rebel combatants. We rode along with US Special Forces and followed the path of Kony and the LRA into the jungle. In the process we learned that the greatest threat to regional security were rebels that no one wanted to talk about: M23. Hosted by Thomas Morton Follow Thomas on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/@BabyBalls69 Check out more VICE documentaries: http://bit.ly/VICE-Documentaries 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
Views: 3063887 VICE
DR Congo miner risks all for copper
 
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Emile Ramazani, 32, is an artisanal miner in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He tells the BBC how, together with his friends, he ventures 25m (82 ft) underground, without ropes or safety gear, in search of copper. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia
Views: 359 Horaci Garcia Marti
Coltan and the Congo (Heart of Darkness)
 
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Discusses the impact of coltan mining on the wildlife and environment.
Views: 838 Apollotennis22
10 Horrifying Facts About The Genocide In The Congo Free State
 
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10 Horrifying Facts About The Genocide In The Congo Free State Life in the Congo Free State was a waking nightmare, the likes of which the world had never seen. Hopefully, we will never see it again. Mysteries USTV is a channel for interesting facts. We post about crime, celebs/people, places, history information and much more. If you enjoy those kind of videos, please subscribe for more :)
Democratic Republic of Congo in Crisis as Kabila Clutches to Power | NBC Left Field
 
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of its most violent periods in nearly two decades, a humanitarian crisis rarely covered by the media. NBC Left Field went to the Kasai region and saw alleged evidence of crimes against thousands of Congolese people. We spoke to an ex-militia leader about what led to an uprising against the government in 2017, as well as child soldiers about why they took up arms. The United Nation warns that the humanitarian situation in the DRC is at par with Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—all while the country's president, Joseph Kabila, refused to step down after his term ended in 2016. New to Left Field? SUBSCRIBE: http://nbcnews.to/2rAQzwx FOLLOW NBC LEFT FIELD: Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/2rACLSM Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsQwp Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/2rAsWUN CALL THE FIELD PHONE: ☎️ (315) LF-FIELD VISIT OUR SITE: http://nbcleftfield.com Reporter/Producer Mélanie Gouby Editor/Narrator Adam Saewitz Director of photography Joe Van Eeckhout __ ABOUT NBC LEFT FIELD: NBC Left Field is a new internationally-minded video troupe that makes short, creative documentaries and features specially designed for social media and set-top boxes. Our small team of cinematographers, journalists, animators and social media gurus aims to unearth stories and breathe creative life into current headlines. While pushing boundaries at home and abroad, NBC Left Field will also be serving as an experimental hub for NBC News style, treatment and audience engagement.
Views: 8654 NBC Left Field
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
Views: 17833 Top Lists
DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicenter | Al Jazeera Engslish
 
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed 13 people and abducted 15 others, most of them children. The attack took place in Beni, in North Kivu - a region on the border with Uganda that has been plagued by violence for years. The World Health Organization has suspended its operations in response to the violence, a major setback in the effort to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak there. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports. - 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: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #DRCongo #ADFattacks #Ebola
Views: 1945 Al Jazeera English
Congo: Just here suffering
 
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Imani was just 15 when soldiers from the rebel group Interahamwe found her on the road in a remote region in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Views: 23818 Harvard University
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Life in Limbo
 
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The front lines of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo shift frequently and innocent civilians are often caught up in the violence. Fatuma Kapuweli is one of the more than 370,000 Congolese forced to flee in North Kivu province since January. Hers is a daily struggle to keep her children fed and out of danger.
King Leopold and the Congo Genocide
 
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King Leopold II is one of the most destructive genocidal leaders in history, but why don't people know about his legacy of murder, exploitation and destruction? We look at the Belgian leader's ravaging of the Congo and discuss the continued ignorance about the African genocide in this clip from the Buzzsaw news with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace. Watch the full episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyRJ35gHwwg&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGc7NOFr74KbOPBCXrXT8nlf Buzzsaw Short Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9sQHiFu0E&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGfxwzdter06NvBnjQjjLvtW More Buzzsaw Full Length Interviews and News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyRJ35gHwwg&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGc7NOFr74KbOPBCXrXT8nlf http://www.youtube.com/user/TheLipTV https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buzzsaw/315063551949301?directed_target_id=0 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv
Views: 86623 TheLipTV
Modern Slavery in Electronics: Facts About Slave-Mined Conflict Minerals from the Congo
 
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Do you live in the EU? If so, TAKE ACTION: join the call for strong rules to tackle conflict minerals.
Views: 35563 Freedom United
Special report:  Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children
 
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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge cost. Credit: Sky News
Views: 201 Administrator JGINZ
Food insecurity soars in conflict-ridden Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 percent increase over the last year ( 2016), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned today in a new report. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released today, between June 2016 and June 2017, the number of people in “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 4 and 3) – which precede “famine” levels on the IPC scale – and requiring urgent humanitarian food assistance rose by 1.8 million, from 5.9 million to 7.7 million. This means that more than one in ten people living in rural areas suffer from acute hunger. Hunger is on the rise due to escalating and prolonged conflict and displacement in central and eastern DRC, mainly in the Kasaï and Tanganyika regions, where there has been widespread violence. Some 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes over the past year. FAO and WFP call for an urgent increase in the provision of lifesaving food and specialized nutrition assistance to combat malnutrition as well as seeds and tools so that farmers can plant again and regain their livelihoods. In conflict-hit areas of Kasaï and Tanganyika regions, FAO is providing vegetable seeds and hand tools to rapidly boost food production and increase the availability of nutritious foods among displaced and hosting communities. Ultimately, livelihoods are people’s best defense against hunger and catastrophe. In 2017, FAO is seeking to assist 2.1 million people in DRC to tackle hunger, restore food production and build more resilient livelihoods. WFP continues to support DRC’s most vulnerable people. It has deployed staff in two of Kasaï’s hardest hit provinces, Tshikapa and Kasaï Central, where it will launch food distributions in the coming days. Elsewhere in the country, WFP is providing logistics capacity including air and road transport, fuel and storage to the wider humanitarian community. In 2018, funding permitting, FAO aims to support around 3 million people to tackle hunger, restore food production and build more resilient livelihoods. For this, FAO urgently requires $100 million.” Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=FAOoftheUN Follow #UNFAO on social media! * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UNFAO * Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+UNFAO * Instagram - https://instagram.com/unfao/ * LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/fao * Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/faoknowledge © FAO: http://www.fao.org
Work in cassiterite mine, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
 
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Filmed by Ian Redmond for Year of the Gorilla 2009.
Views: 2320 YoGorilla2009
Recycled Cellphones = Saved Gorillas
 
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Teaching Moment: The environmental connection between our cellphones and Congo's lowland gorillas - This is about how mining for coltan (an ore used in cell phones) is diminishing the habitat of the gorillas in the Congo, and how an organization called ECO-CELL has organized zoos to help recycle cell phones in order to reduce the demand for coltan. Don't miss the happy gorillas at the end.
Views: 3481 TGMsEducationList
Coltan Conflict resource- Katie Grabowy
 
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I made this video for my Modern Conflicts class. It is a public service announcement about the conflict resource Coltan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Views: 455 Katie Grabowy
Why miners working illegally in Bisié, DR Congo are refusing to stop
 
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The True Story Of Blood Diamonds - Full Documentary
 
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Views: 75489 Documentary Warehouse