The Carnage in Central Africa

I have made 8 trips to Uganda in recent years and consider the country to be my second home.  While Uganda at the moment is relatively free of conflict, I’m deeply concerned about the carnage going on around it, particularly the ongoing warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Conflicts there are being funded through the exploitation of conflict minerals, including gold, cassiterite (tin), wolframite (tungsten), and coltan (tantalum).  These minerals are important in the manufacture of the electronic goods which are so critical for our modern society.  For more information about the ongoing carnage, read a blog post that I recently wrote for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Child Soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Child Soldier in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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