Fueled By Us: The Deadliest Conflict You’ve Never Heard Of
The electronics we use every day could have a sinister side: they could contain slave-mined miner...
The electronics we use every day could have a sinister side: they could contain slave-mined minerals in the Congo, otherwise known as ‘Conflict Minerals.’
The Second Congo War, also known as the Great War of Africa, caused by these conflict minerals, is not well known in the west. This is especially surprising considering it is the deadliest conflict since World War II. An estimated 5.4 million people died as a result of the war by 2007, mostly from disease and starvation. The conflict still continues in many areas due to competition over access to resources.
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