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Fairphone – the first conflict mineral free mobile phone

By on 20/06/2013

Last year I produced an article on Coltan and Conflict Minerals & The Congo which detailed how companies exploiting the country of the so-called “conflict minerals” is fueling the war in the country. Coltan is a metalic ore that has unique properties of storing an electrical charge and is used in a vast array of […]

Coltan – Conflict Minerals & The Congo

By on 28/04/2012

Did you know the contents of your pockets is fueling a war that has lead to the death of over 5 million people? On my way home from an open bar party last December I tipsily stumbled down the escalator of Oxford Circus tube and witnessed a train full of Congolese protesters who were trying […]