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Peter Eichstaedt

Africa Editor for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting at The Hague and author of Pirate State: Inside Terrorism at Sea
 Peter Eichstaedt

Peter Eichstaedt is a veteran journalist and author whose work on issues pertaining to human rights has taken him all over the globe. As Africa editor for the Institute of War and Peace in Reporting in The Hague, he traveled extensively in Africa to cover war crimes and trials. He won the 2010 Colorado Book Award for history for his book First Kill Your Family and is also the author of If You Poison Us and Pirate State. His writing has appeared the Denver Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place

Peter Eichstaedt

Peter Eichstaedt explores a tense and urgent first-hand picture of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a place where more than 5 million Congolese have died in the quest for the valuable minerals that bring the West’s taken-for-granted creature comforts of cell phones and computers to life. Read More ››

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