Blood coltan (or not)

Chris Blattman writes:
Blood what? On the heels of the successful (and much needed) blood diamond advocacy, the activist industry has now set its sights on minerals coming out of eastern Congo, including the coltan that fuels your mobile phones. Its sale by unsavoury characters is feared to be fueling war, murder and mass rape.

The problem with the campaign? That pesky little thing called evidence.
Texas in Africa has the full take-down. The moral of the story is don't believe everything 60 Minutes tells you.

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