Bandi Mbubi’s talk from TEDxExeter 2012: “Demand a fair trade cell phone” has been published on, to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 5.

Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action.

Learn more about the issue, and discover how you can engage with Apple and the other mobile phone manufacturers, on Bandi’s Congo Calling campaign website.

You can watch Bandi’s talk here. And don’t forget, the other TEDxExeter talks are available on this site and on the TEDx Youtube channel.

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