Tag: DRC

Cobalt for smartphones reportedly mined by children in DRC

Cobalt for smartphones reportedly mined by children in DRC

| January 19, 2016

(GIN)—Children as young as seven haul cobalt for foreign companies operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mineral ends up in smartphones, cars and computers made by such brands as Apple, Microsoft and Vodafone, according to claims by Amnesty International in a new report. Children carrying back-breaking loads and working in intense heat […]

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Congolese nun Sister Angelique Namaika receives high U.N. honor

Congolese nun Sister Angelique Namaika receives high U.N. honor

| September 20, 2013

(GIN)—A Roman Catholic nun who rides a bicycle deep into the bush in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help female victims of war is to receive a top UN award for her courageous work. Sister Angelique Namaika is a familiar sight, pedaling down dirt roads to visit the women and […]

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