The conflicts in Eastern Congo is not hard to understand. It's easy. It is a conflict between armed-miltia fighting over mineral rich territory in Eastern Congo. It's the Congolese version of street gang fighting over drug territory.
So how to we try to stop gang wars? You cut off their sale and distribution. That's the aim of Dodd-Frank Act. It going to highlight when American corporations who are buying and using illegal Congolese materials. The Act requires American corporations to identify the source of gold, coltan, and other raw minerals. Will this work? Maybe, but it is better than doing nothing!