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How electric car & tech companies could be using child labour-mined cobalt from small-scale miners in Dem. Rep. of Congo; includes companies' comments
Car and technology companies source cobalt, which is used in powering electric vehicles and smartphones, from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A CNN investigation has revealed that children still work in some smaller mines, posing a challenge for the...
Author: David Clarke, CNBCAfrica
"Blockchain to track Congo’s cobalt from mine to mobile", 2 February 2018...