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Amnesty Report: Green Battery Technology Built on a Foundation of Child Abuse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Amnesty International has released a shocking report, about conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the child labourers who mine much of the world’s Cobalt. Cobalt is an essential component of modern high capacity batteries, such as the batteries which power laptops, cell phones and electric cars. The introduction…

Orange bets on Congo

Orange expects its Democratic Republic of Congo subsidiary to expand rapidly after it bought Millicom International Cellular SA’s operations. ||| Kinshasa - Orange expects its Democratic Republic of Congo subsidiary, the company’s best-performing...Show More Summary

Ethnic Violence in DR Congo Kills at Least 21: U.N.

At least 21 people were killed in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the weekend. A further 40 people were wounded and 70 houses burned down in the violence in Lubero and Walikale territories, North Kivu province, with reports of mass abductions and at least three rapes, U.N. Show More Summary

At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence: U.N.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 21 people were killed, 40 wounded and dozens of houses burned in weekend attacks aimed at Hutus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday, expressing alarm at rising ethnic violence.

Congo to probe alleged sex abuse by peacekeeers in CAR

Republic of Congo launches investigation after UN sends troops home following new allegations of sex abuse in CAR.

U.N. experts find bid to smuggle Congo arms via Rwanda to Burundi rebels

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A confidential report to the United Nations Security Council found there have been attempts to smuggle weapons from Democratic Republic of Congo through Rwanda to rebels in Burundi where a political crisis threatens to spiral out of control.

Conservationists Rush To Save The Congo’s Last 38 Giraffes

The poaching crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is affecting more than just elephants. New surveys have revealed that the country’s giraffe population has plunged to just 38, putting the species at immediate risk of extinction there. Show More Summary

ikinga by Stephan Würth Published by Damiani

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In late 2013, photographer Stephan Würth embarked on a whirlwind road trip across Burundi, a small landlocked nation in the heart of East Africa bordering Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of Burundi,...Show More Summary

Research links prenatal stress to babies' health in war zones

Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born, according to a new University of Florida study. To gather their results, researchers went to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region routinely called "the worst place in the world" to be a woman, said Darlene A. Show More Summary

Peacekeepers, Congo army to resume joint fight against Rwandan rebels: U.N.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed on Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.

Human Rights Report On South Africa Focuses On Refugee Attacks While Ignoring White Genocide And Farm Murders

Human Rights Watch released its latest report for 2016. The report covers the human rights issues of 90 different countries worldwide and includes African countries like South Africa, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo....Show More Summary

Congo's President's Onslaught on Congolese Youth as they Rise for Change

Police stand guard following demonstrations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 12, 2015. AFP. On January 19, 2015, Congolese youth descended into the streets in response to an appeal from opposition figures to defend the country's constitution and nascent democracy. Show More Summary

Review: A ‘Mother Courage’ Deployed to Africa

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Kecia Lewis stars in the Classic Stage Company production, which shifts Brecht’s antiwar drama to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tech Suppliers And African Child Labor Connected?

In an investigation that was carried out by Amnesty International and Afrewatch, with the latter being a non-governmental organization based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it seems that there is a very real possibility of suppliers...Show More Summary

Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Linked To Child Mining In DRC, Says Amnesty International Report

A number of tech companies have been linked to child mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo through their supply chains.

Blood and minerals: Who profits from conflict in DRC?

A miner, a trafficker, an undertaker and a prostitute offer an insight into life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Report: Apple, Microsoft Use Cobalt Mined by Kids

Kids in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk their lives to supply the batteries used in your smartphone and other gadgets, according to a new Amnesty International report. Amnesty and NGO Afrewatch note children as young as seven mine cobalt for lithium batteries found in products made by Apple, Microsoft,...

Major Int'l Electronics Companies Use Cobalt Extracted by Children in DRC

According to a human rights advocacy group report, major international electronics companies use cobalt sourced using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to produce rechargeable batteries.

Apple, Microsoft and Samsung must stop sourcing materials mined by child laborers

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the world’s largest source of cobalt, which is used to make lithium-ion batteries that power our smartphones and cars. Sadly, it’s also a country in which children as young as seven years of...Show More Summary

Amnesty International accuses tech giants of battery bastardry

Very nasty mines in Democratic Republic of the Congo may be source of your smartmobe Amnesty International says children as young as seven are mining for Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with their efforts helping to create Lithium-ion batteries that may well end up in products offered by top-tier technology companies.…

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