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By Tom Nuttall  

Ben Rawlence and Uma Ramiah report from Kisengo in southeastern DR Congo, where the discovery earlier this year of the mineral coltan—used to manufacture capacitors in mobile phones—has proved to be a mixed blessing. Lucy Wadham explains how the Sarkozy divorce reveals the rise of something insidious in France—the Anglo-Saxon attitude towards privacy. Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, replies to Alex Carlile’s attack on Liberty’s report comparing pre-charge detention periods across countries. Bella Thomas on the strange response to Andrew Anthony’s book Fall-Out.

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