Congo: The Real Mobile Phone War | Unreported World

Juliana Ruhfus finds that the lucrative mining of the ore coltan from which tantalum is extracted, and used in the production of mobile phones, is at the root of the war in Congo.

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  • Clip length: 24'30''
  • Broadcast year: 2001
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  • Journalism

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  • Provider: Channel 4
  • Channel: Channel 4
  • Programme: Unreported World
  • Episode: Congo: The Real Mobile Phone War