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Blood, Sweat, and Batteries: Inside Congo's Cobalt Mines

August 21, 2018 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated September 02, 2020 11:49 AM UTC

Africa's copper belt contains two-thirds of the entire world's cobalt, a mineral required for the production of cell phones, laptops, and most importantly, electric automobiles.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] In July, we went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a giant country in Central Africa. It stretches down to Southern Africa. And we went to the southern part of the DRC, as it's known, which is called the Copper belt. It's the richest vein of copper anywhere on the pla...

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