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Artisanal miners could help Congo’s state-owned company

Apr 11, 2021· The Democratic Republic of Congo holds around 70% of the world’s reserves of cobalt and is also the largest producer, accounting for over 70% of

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Making Mining Safe and Fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction

Jul 06, 2019· takes place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which 15–30% comes from so-called artisanal and small-scale mines where independent miners use their own resources to extract the mineral.2 Sourcing cobalt from the DRC is linked to major human rights risks, which have been widely documented. The prevalence of artisanal and

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Tesla Joins Cobalt Group That Supports Artisanal Congo Miners

Sep 07, 2020· Tesla Inc. is backing a new initiative to support informal cobalt miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo as carmakers and miners seek to reassure customers about ethically mined supplies of

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As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect

Nov 25, 2020· However, mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is risky because of the prevalence of artisanal small-scale mining. Artisanal mining is often carried out by hand, using basic equipment. It’s a...

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Artisanal Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo The

Jul 07, 2019· Artisanal Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo The Democratic Republic of Congo is both one of the world’s most mineral-rich countries and consistently one of the poorest. The mining industry makes up a significant part of the country’s economy with over 90 percent of its revenue coming from the export of these minerals.

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Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 06, 2018· A CBS News investigation has found child labor being used in the dangerous mining of cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mineral cobalt is

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As the World Guzzles Cobalt, Who Will Protect Its

Dec 06, 2020· However, mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo is risky because of the prevalence of artisanal small-scale mining. Artisanal mining is often carried out by hand, using basic equipment. It’s a...

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The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat

Apr 11, 2017· In the Democratic Republic of Congo artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to provide a source of livelihood for 14–16% of the population, or 8–10 million people.

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Why the cobalt market needs Congo's 'illegal' miners: Andy

The death last month of 43 artisan miners at the Kamoto Copper Company KOV concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo has refocused attention on the human cost of producing what is a

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Artisanal miners could help Congo’s state-owned company

Apr 11, 2021· The Democratic Republic of Congo holds around 70% of the world’s reserves of cobalt and is also the largest producer, accounting for over 70% of

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DRC: Alarming research shows long lasting harm from cobalt

Commenting on new research by the universities of Lubumbashi, Leuven and Ghent, which suggests that exposure to toxic pollution is causing birth defects in the children of cobalt and copper miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mark Dummett, Head of Business, Security and Human Rights at Amnesty International, said:

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Tesla Joins Cobalt Group That Supports Artisanal Congo Miners

Sep 07, 2020· Artisanal miners stand as they wait for safety equipment to arrive and permission to start extracting cobalt by a freshly excavated pit in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Making Mining Safe and Fair: Artisanal cobalt extraction

Jul 06, 2019· takes place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), of which 15–30% comes from so-called artisanal and small-scale mines where independent miners use their own resources to extract the mineral.2 Sourcing cobalt from the DRC is linked to major human rights risks, which have been widely documented. The prevalence of artisanal and

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Inside the Democratic Republic of Congo's Diamond Mines Time

Aug 27, 2015· Congolese miners working one of the thousands of artisanal mines that cover the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo. Aug. 9, 2015. Diamond buyers and manufacturers in the west are trying to

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Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt

May 06, 2020· A study has found children of miners in the area are at higher risk of birth defects. Photograph: Jérôme Delay/AP A child plays under a sign at the Mama Wa Mapendo clinic in Lubumbashi, DRC.

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The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat

Apr 11, 2017· Despite there being many reports on mining in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, few have investigated the miners and the connections between mining, livelihoods and bushmeat hunting (Heemskerk, Reference Heemskerk 2005; Geenen, Reference Geenen 2014). Here we update the current information on the state of artisanal and small-scale mining in

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The toll of the cobalt mining industry on CBS News

Mar 06, 2018· A CBS News investigation of child labor in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo has revealed that tens of thousands of children are growing up without a

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DR Congo: More than 50 killed in gold mine collapse News

The collapse was triggered by torrential rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province. Hundreds of mostly young men were working in the dangerous gold mines when the accident

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Blood and minerals: Who profits from conflict in DRC

Jan 19, 2016· A miner, a trafficker, an undertaker, and a prostitute offer an insight into life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Furaha, who was raped by five soldiers, attends a

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Chinese firms betting heavily on Democratic Republic of

Dec 27, 2020· Chinese companies are betting big on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s mining industry as copper prices surged to a seven-year

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Four Front Metals is a leading supplier and exporter of precious stones and minerals from Africa. In Partnership with small scale miners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Democratic Republic

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Sulfur squeeze spells trouble for Congo's copper and

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis have pushed up prices for sulfur by about 10% this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, driving up costs of a vital ingredient for mining cobalt

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COVID-19 & ASM: Illicit Traders Cashing In on Vulnerable

Apr 10, 2020· IMPACT has been closely following how COVID-19 is affecting the artisanal gold mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s undeniable that the entire artisanal gold supply chain and the women and men that depend on artisanal mining face grim days ahead.

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Artisanal miners could help Congo’s state-owned company

Apr 11, 2021· The Democratic Republic of Congo holds around 70% of the world’s reserves of cobalt and is also the largest producer, accounting for over 70% of

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Mine collapse in Democratic Republic of Congo kills dozens

Jun 27, 2019· At least 36 illegal miners were killed Thursday after part of a copper mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official told CNN. Glencore said it had recorded an increase in

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Pollution causing birth defects in children of DRC cobalt

May 06, 2020· A study has found children of miners in the area are at higher risk of birth defects. Photograph: Jérôme Delay/AP A child plays under a sign at the Mama Wa Mapendo clinic in Lubumbashi, DRC.

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COVID-19 & ASM: Illicit Traders Cashing In on Vulnerable

Apr 10, 2020· IMPACT has been closely following how COVID-19 is affecting the artisanal gold mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It’s undeniable that the entire artisanal gold supply chain and the women and men that depend on artisanal mining face grim days ahead.

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Sulfur squeeze spells trouble for Congo's copper and

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis have pushed up prices for sulfur by about 10% this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, driving up costs of a vital ingredient for mining cobalt

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The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat

Apr 11, 2017· Despite there being many reports on mining in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, few have investigated the miners and the connections between mining, livelihoods and bushmeat hunting (Heemskerk, Reference Heemskerk 2005; Geenen, Reference Geenen 2014). Here we update the current information on the state of artisanal and small-scale mining in

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The toll of the cobalt mining industry on CBS News

Mar 06, 2018· A CBS News investigation of child labor in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo has revealed that tens of thousands of children are growing up without a

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DR Congo: More than 50 killed in gold mine collapse News

The collapse was triggered by torrential rainfall in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province. Hundreds of mostly young men were working in the dangerous gold mines when the accident

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iPhone mineral miners of Africa use bare hands Daily

Oct 22, 2015· Working 12-hour days, miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo use their bare hands to unearth coltan an essential component to conduct electricity in smartphones.

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Cobalt mining for lithium ion batteries has a high human

Sep 30, 2016· Artisanal miners alone are responsible for more cobalt than any nation other than Congo, ranking behind only Congo’s industrial mines. “If we all cut and run from the Democratic Republic

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Child labor in the mines of the Democratic Republic of

Apr 06, 2016· The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) contains vast and significant mining resources including more than 1100 minerals and precious metals. With such riches, the DRC has the potential to become one of the richest countries in Africa and to guarantee the well-being of its population—including its children. However, despite the availability of these mineral []

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Congo gold miners search for bodies after landslides

Informal gold miners in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo scoured rubble on Saturday for more than 50 colleagues presumed dead after a mine collapsed under the weight of heavy rain.

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Amnesty International report: Children mine cobalt used in

Jan 19, 2016· Human rights group says 80 miners recently died mining for lithium-ion batteries. There is an estimated $24 trillion worth of untapped minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Deaths Are All Too Common, Compensation All Too Rare for

Nov 27, 2016· In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mining industry, regulations are ignored, conditions are unsafe, and many miners work for mining companies without formal contracts. In the town of Rubaya, at least one miner dies per month, but reporters in three provinces couldn’t find any families who had received compensation for such accidental deaths.

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