Category: podcasts

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Conflict Minerals from the DRCongo

[Montréal, Québec, Canada -2°C]  The Concordia Initiative for a Conflict-Free Campus (CCIC) works “towards consumer and student awareness surrounding conflict minerals as well as amendments to Concordia University’s purchasing policy for electronic products.” On March 22, I attended the CCIC’s panel discussion: The Concordia International Forum on Conflict Minerals. The four panelists offered a diverse perspective of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. they provided inside to conditions in the mines, the militias that get rich of the minerals, international government collaboration, corporate complicity and our insatiable thirst for the minerals like coltan, in all of our...

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In Nairobi preparing for Juba

[Nairobi, Kenya 28°C] The Nairobi heat rarely gathers on the brow long enough to bead. It evaporates long before it has a chance to trickle then drip. Kenya will prepare you for the heat of Sudan, everyone tells me as I reach for my water bottle, still thursty. It’s not just the heat of Southern Sudan I’m preparing for, it’s the place itself. It’s hold on a tenuous peace, as mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on Januray 9, 2005 between the Khartoum-based Government of Sudan and the, then-rebel group, Sudan People’s Liberation Army.