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  Adam Hochschild: America has ‘blood on our hands’ in Congo

Alison Stewart talks to author Adam Hochschild on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, by Belgian and — it is speculated — American operatives.

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In response: How to avoid conflict minerals?

Following a Need To Know report on violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, viewers wrote to ask how to avoid buying products that use minerals from conflict-ravaged areas. This response examines the challenges of unraveling the supply chain and what industry, government and NGO groups are doing to address the issue.

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