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Global Witness press release: UN report on conflict gold

Press release20th January 2015Conflict gold sold on international markets despite sector clean up efforts says new UN report Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday […]

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A thank you

University College London Union’s Amnesty International group has recently raised £185.80 for donation to Congo Calling. Many thanks to you all for your efforts.

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Message from Denis Mukwege to European Parliament

Sakharov laureate Denis Mukwege has called on the European Parliament to introduce mandatory conflict minerals legislation:“Women’s bodies have become a true battlefield and rape is being used as a weapon of war,” said Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege as he accepted the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Strasbourg on Wednesday 26 November. Dr […]

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Global Health Week

Our director Bandi Mbubi will be delivering a lecture to approximately three hundred students on 1st December 2014 as part of Global Health Week at Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry.He will be speaking on the issues people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are facing and Congo Calling’s effort to lobby […]

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Labour press release: recycle old mobile phones

Press release26 November 2014Labour urges recycling of old mobile phonesShadow Communications Minister, Helen Goodman MP, today launched a campaign to promote the recycling of old mobile phones and to call for greater transparency over tech companies’ supply chains.Consumer demand for electronic goods has made the essential minerals used in their manufacture valuable natural resources. Sometimes […]

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Visit to Glasgow University

Bandi visited Glasgow University on 29 October for their Conflict Free Campus Initiative conference and panel discussion on “Conflict in the Congo: Responses from the International Community”.

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Green team commit to conflict free minerals

The team of Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for the South West, are demonstrating their commitment to conflict free minerals by switching to smartphones from Fairphone, a social enterprise seeking to raise awareness about conflict minerals in electronics and the wars that they fuel [1]. Fairphone ensure their smartphones are made with conflict-free minerals from […]

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Scottish Fair Trade Forum

On 6th Sept, Programme Coordinator, Miriam Gosling and Director Bandi Mbubi spoke at the Scottish Fair Trade Forum National Campaigner Conference in Edinburgh as keynote speaker. The day featured presentations from the Fairtrade Foundation on developments in the last year and their plans for the future. There was also a panel discussion on “Where next […]

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Walk Free campaign

We’d like to bring your attention to Walk Free’s campaign to end conflict minerals. Its campaign action allows supporters to email their MEPs about the European Commission’s proposal on responsible mining, and has been endorsed by around 20 organisations.The email content changes according to which country you select to submit the action from. At the […]

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Bandi’s talk at TEDxExeter 2014

Bandi spoke for a second time at TEDxExeter in 2014, giving an update on the progress of Congo Calling and celebrating its successes so far. Here is the video of his talk……and some photos from the day…Photos are © James Millar/TEDxExeter. There are more available in the TEDxExeter collection.

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