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Enough Project: A Comprehensive Approach to Congo's Conflict Minerals

Author: The Enough Project Team with the Grassroots Reconciliation Group
April 24, 2009

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This strategic paper published by the Enough Project offers a comprehensive strategy to end the trade of Congo's conflict minerals.

Excerpt: The Enough Project is sounding the alarm. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II, remains the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman or a girl-in significant part because of the international demand for electronic products that requires minerals found in the eastern Congo. While eastern Congo is a complex crisis-fueled by tensions over land, rights, identity, regional power struggles, and the fundamental weaknesses of Congo as a state-the trade in conflict minerals remains one of the key drivers of the conflict.

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