Country

Congo (DRC)

Conservation and Conflict in the Congo

A bitter land conflict has allowed a brutal militia to gather support in its fight against conservation efforts in the Ituri rainforest. The locals must live with the deadly consequences.

Conflict Minerals in the Congo

Minerals extracted in the DRC are said to fund rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder. Advocate groups are working to limit the use of conflict minerals in electronics like cell phones.