This is a story of Africa’s forgotten war — one of the most deadly conflicts on the continent. It is a complex and thoroughly modern story worthy of not only of our attention but our contemplation. As The trace minerals essential to building every electronic thing you own are found in few parts of the world. Ravenous Western demand has helped fuel a 15 year conflict in the DRC congo killing over 5 million people and subjugating more to the mine.
The Frank-Dodd Act now treats these ill-gotten minerals as harshly as blood diamonds. The World picks up the story telling the complex interaction between economics and development. Enter the players: China, our best intentions, and the African miner out of a job.