Updated January, 2012

Produced by the Pulitzer Center, "Congo's BloodyᅠColtan" explores coltan's role in Congo's ongoing civil war. It was featured on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakariaᅠin the Fall of 2006.

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Reporter/Producer: Mvemba Phezo Dizolele
Producer/Editor: Nathalie Applewhite
Editor: Chris Belcher
Field Producer: Jeca Taudte
Videographer: Cary McClelland

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Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in millions of Congolese lives lost, while benefiting the trade of small arms and valuable minerals like coltan.


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Footage from Mvemba Phezo Dizolele's reporting project, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where air on Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, October 19.
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