Turn Weapons into Accessories

Democratic Republic of Congo

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Capital: Kinasha

Languages and Other major: French, Lingala, Kituba, Swahili, Tshiluba
Major religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%
Population:77,433,744 people
Life Expectancy: 56 years old
GDP: $700

Inventor Info
Name: Peter Thum
Company: Fonderie 47

Main Story

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/11/12/362009778/turning-weapons-into-high-end-watches
  • Here's a gift idea that's hard to top: a $195,000 watch, made partly from recycled components of assault rifles seized in Africa.
  • Fonderie 47's "Inversion Principle" watch includes a plate made from the steel of a destroyed assault weapon. Each sale funds the destruction of 1,000 assault weapons in Africa.
  • The goal is to make an issue of the international arms trade, and the aftermath and what happens to people.


Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo#Religion