Cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where critics say children as young as seven-years-old labour in horrendous conditions. Photo: Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

The next conflict minerals could be in your smartphone

Analysts and human rights bodies say cobalt should be added to the list of minerals which require heighted supply chain scrutiny

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Cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where critics say children as young as seven-years-old labour in horrendous conditions. Photo: Junior Kannah/AFP/Getty Images
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