Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo
Fungamwaka – a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral.
A video of MISEREOR. 4:31 minutes.
Why Isn’t Congo as Rich as Saudi Arabia? Massive Tax Evasion
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging through the mud to get by. 4:37 minutes.
Lake Turkana – The windiest place on earth
Take the full journey with us in this new movie that tells the story of Lake Turkana wind park and what it means to Kenya. 8:51 minutes