Want to educate yourself about the world’s most neglected tragedy?

Those of us who follow events in East Africa know that the relationship between the Congo and Rwanda is complex, to say the least. Nearly everyone knows of the millions killed in Rwanda in 1994. But far fewer know of the millions dead in Congo since then – casualties of a complex set of problems that include “conflict minerals” (in which we all – if we own laptops and smart phones – are complicit), Rwandese interference, and the Congo government’s own failures. We know that the closer we get to a true diagnosis of the problem (no matter how complex), the closer we will be to a real solution. That’s why these articles are so important.

Stay tuned for more – especially on how we can put pressure on technology companies to buy only “clean” or conflict-free minerals.