Topic: Coltan & Cobalt in the Congo Question: Why is the world’s wealthiest region in minerals so poor today?
Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5VZtJDYWNM ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTJwbP9Dg_o ; https://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/congos-bloody-coltan
and read https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24396390 and https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/opinion/tracing-the-source-of-conflict-minerals.html or Blood & Earth by Kevin Bales
Write a 5-page paper on this topic
Paper should include a title and a bibliography (works cited with annotations, 2 lines each). It should include 1) a brief history of the Congo region 2) a description of the mineral resources of the Congo
3) a discussion of coltan & cobalt mining in the Congo 4) a discussion of the impact of this economic activity on the Congolese populations 5) In conclusion, go over the initial question: Why is the world’s wealthiest region in minerals so poor today?
Use dates and names and places.