Electric Car Demand Fuelling Rise in Child Labour in DR Congo

Cobalt is a key component in batteries for electric cars, phones and laptops, and DRC provides more than half of the global supply. But here's the problem, tens of thousands of children as young as six dig for the toxic substance in artisanal mines in the country's southeast, without protective clothing, rights groups say.

 



A child working in a mine (file photo).

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