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How Your New Smartphone Funds Africa’s Deadliest War

March 26, 2017

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The minerals used to power your smartphone are helping fund Africa’s deadliest war. How is the world fighting this conflict-funded industry?

Learn More:
BBC News: DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24396390

The Atlantic: The Origins of War in the DRC
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/the-origins-of-war-in-the-drc/277131/

The New York Times: Congo Gets More Help In Africa In Rebel War

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