Got blood on your cell phone?

Beware - the maker of your mobile phone may not want you to know about this

Chika Oduah
5 min readApr 10, 2020

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Hey, your cell phone, laptop or tablet likely has a rare metallic ore called coltan in it. Now maybe, you’ve never heard of coltan, but your device probably wouldn’t even turn on without it.

A man displays coltan rocks at a town in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo — Reuters/Baz Ratner

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Chika Oduah

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