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  • Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child

    Dec 16, 2019· By May 2019, Congo DongFang International Mining (a subsidiary of chinese company Huayou Cobalt) have built a mining site, with a walled perimeter and processing buildings (in

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  • "Cobalt for Development" project started trainings for

    Oct 30, 2020· Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo – The cross-industry initiative "Cobalt for Development" has started trainings for twelve artisanal mining cooperatives in October in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). The trainings cover major environmental, social and governance aspects for responsible mining practices. This includes mine site management and legal

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as the Republic of Zaire, is geographically the largest state in Southern and Central Africa. It is situated at the heart of Africa, and lies on the Equator, covering an area of 2,345,095 km².

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  • Feature: Democratic Republic of Congo in focus - MINING.COM

    Oct 04, 2019· In this special edition, MINING partnered with Global Business Reports to spotlight the opportunities and challenges of mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • Children mining cobalt in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Mar 05, 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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  • Hidden costs of cobalt mining in DR Congo -- ScienceDaily

    Sep 20, 2018· 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

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo reforms Mining Code

    Mar 28, 2018· Executive summary. The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) law n°18/001 of 9 March 2018, reforming the Mining Code (MC), was assented to by the President on 9 March and published in the Official Gazette on 28 March 2018.. The implementing provisions of the Mining Regulations are currently under discussion with the State and major mining operators in the DRC.

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  • Cobalt mining in Congo: Child labor still rife

    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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  • Is your phone tainted by the misery of 35,000 children in

    Oct 12, 2018· Based on the data I gathered, I estimate there are more than 255,000 creuseurs mining cobalt in DRC, at least 35,000 of whom are children, some as

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  • Top tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths

    Dec 16, 2019· Top tech firms sued over DR Congo cobalt mining deaths. Published. 16 December 2019 a lawsuit seeking damages over deaths and injuries of child miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining Sector | SpringerLink

    Jun 16, 2016· Artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact, Washington, DC/Kinshasa Google Scholar UN (2014) Letter dated 22 January 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council.

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  • Volkswagen engages in improving working conditions in

    Training curricula on more sustainable working conditions are currently being prepared, initially for 1,500 miners from 12 artisanal cobalt mining cooperatives in and around Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The objective is to test at a legally-operated site under what conditions responsible artisanal mining could be viable.

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Mining Africa

    Although the Democratic Republic of the Congo has vast natural resources, it is also severely lacking in infrastructure and political stability, and is deeply corrupt.The country has, and has had several names. It is known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, DROC, DRC and simply Congo.

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  • Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo mine for

    The coltan mine site in the mining area of Nyagisenyi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo(Supplied: Esdras Tsongo). Eventually, the pressure became too

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Resources and power

    Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Resources and power: The country's main economic resource is its mineral deposits; mining produces almost nine-tenths of total exports. The abundance of minerals in Katanga province was among those factors that attracted European powers to Congo in the 19th century.

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  • Blood Batteries - Cobalt And The Congo

    Sep 26, 2018· Unfortunately, the Democratic Republic of Congo is pervaded by conflict, poverty and corruption. The country's economy is completely dependent on mining

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  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Revision of the Mining Code

    Oct 07, 2019· After many years of discussions between the relevant stakeholders in the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the revision of the Mining Code 1 (the Code) and its regulation 2 was adopted in 2018. The Code forms part of the trend of recent reforms of mining legislation in Africa.

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  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - Democratic

    Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in the forced mining of gold, tin ore (cassiterite), tantalum ore (coltan), and tungsten ore (wolframite), and are used in armed conflict, sometimes as a result of forcible recruitment or abduction by non-state armed groups.

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  • Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC)'s President H.E Félix

    Mining Indaba is renowned for offering a high calibre of speakers, and 2021 is no exception. The organisers are extremely [] Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC)'s President H.E Félix Tshisekedi Confirmed To Deliver The Keynote Address At Mining Indaba Virtual - NNN

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  • Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    The Mining industry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. It is the Democratic Republic of the Congo's largest source of export income. In 2009, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had an estimated $24 trillion in untapped mineral deposits, including the world's largest reserves of

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