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Dear readers of this post Please look at this http://www.facebook.com/ViolenceFreeTechnology?ref=ts The aim is to organize  world-wide campaign for a a day mobile telephone strike to protest about the rape that so often is part of extracting conflict minerals in the DRC, used for digital technology . This does not just concern the Congo- human rights […]

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In Kabul today, twelve people were killed by a suicide car bomber against a van on the way to the airport, supposedly in retaliation ”for the insult of our Prophet” according to the spokesman for the Hezb-e-Islami who takes responsibility for the attack. Three Afghans, nine foreigners including eight South-Africans were amongst the victims. Meantime, […]

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This is the original version of the article I published with Alphonse Maindo on Now Africa which was put up on this blog. When Aid Agencies Miss the Point: rape and the Global Marketplace in the DRC The question of the blindness (?) of aid policies becomes alarming when considering conflict minerals and rape in […]

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Here is the article Alphonse Maindo and I wrote about the links between rape and unregulated mining of metals mainly used in the electronics industry (our beloved phones, cameras, laptops etc). It appeared  on the widely read ‘Think Africa’ site. We hope to find funding to undertake real research on the subject There must be […]

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