DRC: A report highlights child labour and bad working conditions in artisanal cobalt mines
Author: Sonya Diehn, Deutsche Welle (Germany), Published on: 20 April 2020
"Living Planet: In search of clean cobalt", 17 April 2020
Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets, and e-cars. About two-thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore...[Report to listen].