The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters

Cobalt blues: Congolese miners, and China’s role in improving their conditions

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the world’s largest reserves of the metal but concerns have been raised about working conditions and child labour
  • Chinese companies, which control most of the production of Congolese cobalt, have pledged to help institute responsible mining practices

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s cobalt reserves are the largest in the world, and Chinese companies control most of the production. Photo: Reuters
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