Monday, March 17, 2008

Students in Georgetown against the use of coltan from the Congo

Originally uploaded by nobloodforcoltan
The continent of Africa contains a world of minerals and plant resources that may be of enormous value in the future. An example is the mineral called coltan, which is needed in the making of mini-batteries.

Sadly, the value of diamonds and some minerals can distort economies and lead to horrendous situations, as in conflict diamonds.

"No Blood for Coltan" is a campaign to raise awareness of the role of coltan in fueling one of the most devastating human catastrophes since World War II. The war over coltan is estimated to be responsible for the deaths of four million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998.

Please check out our facebook page for more information about the campaign:

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