Mined amid ethnic conflict in the Deocratic Republic of Congo, Coltan is a key mineral needed to produce smartphones and other high end electronics. Now mines are being certified to assure buyers, it's not from rebel held territories.
The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC have been returned home as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.
The new leaks of financial records illustrate how powerful individuals and companies across Africa use offshore havens to not only avoid paying taxes, but also to hide bribery and illegal dealings.
A new report based on the Panama Papers reveals how Africa's politicians, generals and business leaders are systematically siphoning off billions of dollars and parking the money offshore.
Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.
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