DRC child labour: Mining companies accused of exploitation

The high cost of cobalt mining in the DRC that many children are paying.

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    In the Democratic Republic of Congo, many children working in mines say they are physically and sexually abused.

    They're forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers.

    Now, in a landmark lawsuit, a non-profit organisation is accusing five of the world’s largest tech companies of exploiting child labour and being complicit in the deaths of some.

     

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports.


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