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Johann Hari: Dying for a New Phone

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First broadcast:
Wednesday 11 May 2011

Writer Johann Hari argues that our demand for gadgets has helped to drive the war in the Congo.

He says it is a resource war, being fought for minerals like coltan, which finds its way into everything from mobile phones to games consoles. He asks why our governments have not taken forceful action to stop the trade.

Producer: Giles Edwards.


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