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The curse of gold – jewellery, phones and bullion

BBC journalist and CJA-UK member Humphrey Hawksley goes to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda to investigate the link between minerals, war and business.

These are the raw materials used in our every day lives for computers, phones and household appliances. Humphrey asks if a little-known American law might force a change to how multi-national companies do business in the developing world and if that could speed up an end to poverty and conflict.

Read more: http://www.humphreyhawksley.com/blog/index.php/2012/08/03/the-curse-of-gold-jewellery-phones-and-bullion/

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will_henley

I am a Journalist, Editor and Communications and Engagement Consultant, with extensive experience in public information, digital comms, government and media relations, project management and events organisation. I write about issues in the financial, energy, international development and built environment sectors, as well as corporate social responsibility.

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