Congo Week coming to Harlem

The nonprofit organization Friends of the Congo will bring the third annual Congo Week to Harlem from Oct. 16-23, in an effort to educate the public about the ongoing crisis in the war-torn country. The focus will be on “conflict minerals”– gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten–that are used to manufacture laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices. Exploiting the Congo’s rich deposits has led to the slaughter of six million people at the hands of militias from Rwanda and Uganda, according to the Friends group.

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