The Democratic Republic of Congo controls more than 60 per cent of the world’s reserves of cobalt ore. Photo: Reuters
The Democratic Republic of Congo controls more than 60 per cent of the world’s reserves of cobalt ore. Photo: Reuters

Chinese mining firms told to stop work and leave Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Congolese authorities had suspended six firms’ operations over illegal mining and destruction of the environment
  • Beijing demands the companies obey the local government, after protests outside a Chinese mine that had ignored its orders

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Democratic Republic of Congo controls more than 60 per cent of the world’s reserves of cobalt ore. Photo: Reuters
The Democratic Republic of Congo controls more than 60 per cent of the world’s reserves of cobalt ore. Photo: Reuters
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