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There May Be Conflict Minerals in Your Smartphone

Google, Apple, Intel and other tech companies revealed Tuesday that minerals sold to fund combatants in the Democratic Republic of Congo and nearby countries may...

Congo: More Than 20 Killed in Arms Depot Blasts

(KINSHASA, Congo) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo says explosions from an arms depot near the diamond-mining hub of Mbuji-Mayi have killed...

Congo Suspends International Adoptions

(KINSHASA, Congo) — The Congolese minister of the interior says that the government of Congo has decided to suspend international adoptions of Congolese...

Congo Army Regains Town of Rumangabo

(RUMANGABO, Congo) — The Congolese army, who just one year ago abandoned their posts and fled in the face of an advancing rebel army, succeeded on Monday in...

U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Eastern Congo Fighting

(KINSHASA, Congo) — United Nations forces and the Congolese army attacked rebel positions with helicopter gunships, armored personnel carriers and a phalanx of...

Cleaning Up Conflict Minerals

In early November, the U.N.'s human Development Report rolled off the presses with a catalog of disastrous statistics from failed countries. None ranked worse...