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This week’s must-read news stories


Congo

Anticipating New SEC Rules, Companies Shift to Conflict-Free Metals
October 12, 2o11 FORBES, Amy Westervelt
Forbes details how conflict-mineral law 1502 is motivating industry organizations and some of the largest tech companies to build transparent and sustainable conflict-free supply chains. Full Story Here…

Talking Conflict Minerals with Fidel Bafilemba
October 10, 2011 VICE BLOG, Suroosh Alvi
The Enough Project Field Researcher discusses conflict minerals, the strength of the Congolese military and what it was like growing up in eastern Congo during the war. Full Story Here…

Democratic Republic of Congo tops Global Hunger Index
October 11, 2011 ALERT NET, Emma Batha
DR Congo’s rising food prices, ineffective social services and chronic instability have combined to make 70% of its population undernourished. Full Story Here…

Somalia

UN Scales Back Aid After Abductions on Kenya/Somalia Border
October 14, 2011 BBC
The kidnapping of two aid workers from Doctors Without Borders led the UN to remove most of its foreign staff from Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp, the largest in the world. Full Story Here…

UN Envoy: Somalia Has Best Chance for Peace in Years
October 14, 2011 UN NEWS CENTRE
UN officials believe last month’s adoption of a road map for peace, combined with recent political and security gains give Somalia a great opportunity to secure peace. Full Story Here…

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