This Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes Investigates Congo’s Conflict Minerals
If you have a cell phone in your pocket or a computer on your desk, you are directly linked to the deadliest war in the world. How is that possible? The conflict in eastern Congo today - the deadliest since World War II - is fueled in significant part by a multi-million dollar trade in conflict minerals that make our electronics products work. Armed groups generate an estimated $180 million each year by trading four main minerals: the ores that produce the metals tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold.
Check your local listings for the proper channel and time for the show report.
To get the behind the scenes account of making the episode and an update on the issue, there is a teleconference on the following Tuesday, December 1 at 4:30PM EST/1:30 PM PST for a discussion with Enough’s Co-Founder, John Prendergast, a rep from International Rescue Committee, and Run for Congo Women’s Lisa Shannon.
Call Name: Congo’s Conflict Minerals Conference ID: 44050208
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