Democratic Republic of Congo

Cobalt alliance aims to improve mining conditions
More than half of the world’s cobalt is sourced from the DRC, of which 20% comes from small or artisanal mines ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
Buyers urged to visit cobalt mines to tackle corruption and labour abuses
Still from Google's video tour of electronics supplier Flex's China factory © Google
Google uses VR to show supplier transparency
Inga 3 follows two other hydroelectric dams built on the Congo River © Reuters/Adobe Stock
Congo agrees $14bn dam deal with competing consortia
Government commits £50m to fighting modern slavery
More than half of the world’s cobalt is sourced from the DRC, of which 20% comes from small or artisanal mines ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
LME to introduce cobalt auditing rules
A new law could increase royalties mining companies are charged for cobalt from 2% to 10% ©Randgold Resources Limited
DRC tax to increase cobalt prices
Tin has replaced lead in electronic solder ©images-of-elements.com
Solder & soldiers: the rise of tin
Tin mine will be 'catalyst for development'
A UN report said gold was the conflict mineral most used to finance armed groups and criminal networks © 123RF
Congo announces conflict-free gold supply chain
The acting chair of SEC said it was unclear if the rule had reduced the power and control of armed gangs or eased human suffering ©PA Images
US rows back on conflict minerals reporting
Boys start working in diamond mines in the DRC from the age of 10 © Press Association Images
Diamond certification 'not stopping child labour in supply chains'