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World in Progress: DRC's dangerous illegal cobalt mines

60 percent of the world's cobalt supplies are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The precious metal is used in a wide range of products and machines, including rechargeable batteries and e-cars. But large mining companies are driving out the population of entire villages. And then there are the dangerous illegal mines where it's often children who toil away in the tunnels.

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