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Dec 24 2017· Electric cars are causing a boom in cobalt mining but most of the resource is mined in dangerous conditions in the DRC 24 Dec 2017 14 08 GMT Business Economy Democratic Republic of Congo

Cobalt mining in the DRC the dark side of a clean future

Jun 24 2019· GDP growth in the DRC is expected to fall to 4 3 this year from 5 8 in 2018 due to a slowdown in mining activity triggered mainly by lower cobalt prices

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Jan 13 2020· Defendants know and have known for a significant period of time the reality that DRC s cobalt mining sector is dependent upon children with males performing the …

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Aug 05 2017· The UN s International Labour Organisation has described cobalt mining in DRC as one of the worst forms of child labour due to the health risks

The hidden costs of cobalt mining - The Washington Post

Apple published a list of all its cobalt smelters in line with international standards Sony followed suit publishing for the first time details of its cobalt supply chain In August 2017 the DRC government admitted for the first time that children are working in cobalt mines They pledged to end child mining by 2025 in their new strategy on

US tech giants sued over DRC cobalt mine child labour

Sep 30 2016· While cobalt mining is not thought to be funding wars many activists and some industry analysts say cobalt miners could benefit from the law s protection from …

Another Troubling Report of Cobalt Mining in DRC InfoCongo

Jul 24 2019· Cobalt spot prices were slightly higher for the month of July Cobalt market news - Experts forecast a cobalt deficit post 2022 Cobalt miners news - DRC military step in at Katanga s mine to

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Oct 05 2018· The DRC s cobalt industry faces acute political risks most notably changes in mining law and an upcoming presidential election which have contributed to an aura of uncertainty in the nation For the DRC mining accounts for 80 of the central government s earnings and recently the government has revised laws to take greater advantage of

Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine Daily Mail

Jan 07 2019· Rather than mining ore that s 2 cobalt you re mining a battery that has 100 cobalt in it Not only a means to push back against the use of child labor in DRC artisanal mines but the recycling of already existing cobalt may ease possible price …

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Contact Terry Collingsworth Executive Director tc iradvocates org 1-202-543-5811 IRAdvocates filed a federal class action lawsuit today link below on behalf of 14 Doe Plaintiffs who are either guardians of children killed in tunnel or wall collapses while mining cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC or children who were maimed in such accidents

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Dec 12 2018 — Cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo one of Earth s largest cobalt-mining regions are 150 million years younger than previously thought according to a new study

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Gecamines a state-controlled cobalt-mining company in the DRC produced 4 167 tonnes of cobalt i n 2016 Its 2017 numbers have yet to be released The Investing News Network has reached out to

Falling cobalt prices add fresh challenges to DRC s

9 · Industrial mining accounts for approximately 80-85 of Congolese cobalt production with artisanal mining operations producing the remaining 15-20 However companies aiming to source cobalt through artisanal mines in the DRC face challenges in the areas of environment health and safety and human rights according to auto giant BMW Group

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Jun 04 2019· Yanick Kalumbu Tshiwengu a former child miner from the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC is lucky to be alive When he was just 11 years old Yanick went to Kolwezi to mine cobalt Every day he descended several metres underground into makeshift tunnels and perilous shafts dug out by the miners never knowing if he would see daylight and his family again

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Sep 26 2018· Cobalt is essential for our new technological world but like blood diamonds half of the Co supplies come from inhumane child labor practices not the image sought after by …

DRC aims for control of artisanal cobalt supply Resource

Feb 27 2017· It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring But the process of extracting the mineral from …

Cobalt mining in Africa

New evidence of cobalt mining in the former Katanga Province in the Southern Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC has just been published Titled This is What We Die For the report jointly published by Amnesty International and the African Resource Watch Afrewatch contains troubling human rights abuses in artisanal and industrial cobalt …

Cobalt mining China and the fight for Congo s minerals

Dec 16 2019· Apple Google Microsoft Dell and Tesla have been sued by a human rights group on behalf of families of children killed or injured while mining the cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo …

DRC Cobalt A potential achilles heel of electric vehicles

11 · PLANS by the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC to establish a state-owned company aimed at buying cobalt produced by the country s artisanal industry is seen as a positive development especially for humanitarian reasons but it comes with risks said Reuters We are going to eliminate child labour we are going to eliminate labour by pregnant …

DRC Seeks to Control Cobalt Prices Perception

At the beginning of 2017 Apple announced it would temporarily stop buying cobalt from the Congo following a Sky News report of the mining conditions and use of children in the DRC The suit

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7 · And in the DRC children mining cobalt is not uncommon A recent report from the OECD found that 13 of the total labor force in the mining communities is below the age of 18 The report says of the DRC s child laborers 41 are 10 14 years old and 8 are younger than 10

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Dec 17 2019· US tech giants sued over DRC cobalt mine child labour deaths Legal complaint lists Apple Dell Microsoft Tesla and Google s parent company Alphabet as defendants

Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

The clean energy revolution hinges on the Democratic Republic of Congo — where conflict corruption and child labor are rife P L A Y A GA I N mining for cobalt in shifts The diggers

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9 · Industrial mining accounts for approximately 80-85 of Congolese cobalt production with artisanal mining operations producing the remaining 15-20 However companies aiming to source cobalt through artisanal mines in the DRC face challenges in the areas of environment health and safety and human rights according to auto giant BMW Group

Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sep 30 2016· While cobalt mining is not thought to be funding wars many activists and some industry analysts say cobalt miners could benefit from the law s protection from …

Are These Tech Companies Complicit In Human Rights Abuses

Cobalt mining China and the fight for Congo s minerals by Lima Charlie The Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC is attempting to increase revenue from the 270 surge in cobalt prices in the last year by raising taxes on the metal five-fold

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Oct 28 2019· International Justice Mission s investigation in the cobalt-mining center of the DRC Kolwezi in Lualaba Province confirmed reports that the justice sector largely fails to protect women and children from violence There are few prosecutions of rape and it s not hard to see why there is a major shortage of personnel in the police

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