|American consumers can exert enormous leverage over the companies from which we purchase our electronics by pressuring them to ensure that their products are conflict-free and that Congo's natural resources benefit the Congolese people and not militias and perpetrators of crimes against humanity.Violence in Congo is often fueled by warring over 'conflict minerals,' the ores that produce tin, tungsten,titanium and gold.
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