Top tech companies sued over child cobalt mining deaths in Congo.
17 Dec 2019
A human rights group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 14 families from the Democratic Republic of Congo, accusing Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla of benefiting from child labor to mine cobalt.
CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta exposed the brutal conditions in the mines
DR Congo v Rwanda: The Scramble for Cobalt and Conflict Minerals.
30 Oct 2019
DR Congo has 60 percent of the world's Cobalt supply which is used by companies like Apple, BMW, Volkswagen, Tesla etc. But, the country continues to be among the poorest in the world.
We take a look at the turmoil in DR Congo and how the role its successful neighbour Rwanda may have played.
Siberia's Diamond Mines Leave Gaping Holes In The Planet.
23 Aug 2019
Yakutia in northeastern Siberia is home to huge diamond deposits where the precious stones are mined in massive pits which have been dug deep into the permafrost.
The Mir mine in Mirny is 525 meters deep and one of the biggest man-made holes in the world.
Barrick takeover offer for Acacia 'good news' for gold mining in Tanzania.
26 Jul 2019
Mining Capital's Alastair Ford gives his view on the recommended takeover offer for Acacia Mining PLC (LON:ACA) from parent Barrick Gold.
"The Acacia situation has been mired in controversy and a lack of productivity ... and for Barrick to now step in with an offer that's acceptable to the Acacia board looks to be a good solution".
Rare earth minerals new front in China-US tariff dispute.
05 Jun 2019
Rare earth elements have become the latest flashpoint in the U.S. China tariff war. The metals have grown in significance in a world of high-tech devices.
Why Congo is one of the poorest countries in the World.
08 Apr 2019
Congo has more than 80 million inhabitants living within a territory the size of Western Europe and is one of the poorest and most violent countries on Earth.
Most of the population of Congo lives on less than a dollar a day. Starvation is common. And guerrilla warfare is so typical in this country that it's no longer newsworthy.