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2009, for World, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the rest of Africa. It is also used in high-temperature alloys for air- and land-based turbines. Countries rich in resources – such as Congo – have been affected by the phenomenon called “resource curse”. This is a phenomenon where countries that are rich in resources have worse economic development than countries that have fewer resources. This phenomenon does not allow for the Congolese to have a balanced and sustained development.
1990s, Rwanda became a major exporter of coltan, benefiting from the weakness of the Congolese government. Coltan is made into a component for many digital products such as cell phones. The digital age has caused issues regarding power relations and violence between individuals from Congo and the rest of the world. This demand caused the price of coltan to increase very quickly and after demand for the gaming system fell, so did the price of coltan. The price hike intensified violence in Eastern Congo, as the violence was being directed at everyday “social production”. Because there is a growing need for new technologies, the demand for coltan is growing substantially. For Congolese, mining is the easiest source of income, because the work is consistent, albeit for only 1 dollar per day.
It is laborious, as miners walk for days in the forest to the ore, scratch it with hand tools and pan it. Research revealed that many Congolese leave farming because they need money quickly and cannot wait for crops to grow. For example, a lack of roads makes it extremely difficult to transport produce to markets, and the harvest can be taken by militias or the Congolese army. Once their food is taken away or they can no longer grow food, people resort to mining to sustain themselves. Organized mines are usually run by corrupt groups like militias. Congolese have few tools to mine coltan, and no safety procedures or experience in mining.