Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place
How many times a day do you use your cellphone? Computer? Have a diamond ring? The western world depends on the minerals being harvested from the Congo, and the labor that which provides it. (Can also be spelled "Kongo") 5,000,000, yes, 5 million, you read that right, have died in the conflict in the Kingdom of Congo since WWII. This book explores first-hand experience, interviews, images, and data to educate readers on what is happening in the world's deadliest place. This is the kind of book that helps us to remember that moms are moms everywhere, everyone desires a job that will provide security, and kids deserve to go to school--boys and girls. This book will make you think twice about all the tainted technology we use that funds the ongoing war on the people of the Kingdom of Kongo.
Every time you use a cell phone or log on to a computer, you could be contributing to the death toll in the bloodiest, most violent region in the world: the eastern Congo.