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The Congo Is Set to Butt Heads With Mining Firms Over Cobalt

Mar 4, 2018 | 14:23 GMT
A worker at a copper and cobalt mine near Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 23, 2016.

A worker at a copper and cobalt mine near Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cobalt is a byproduct of copper mining, and global demand for copper still drives much of the world's cobalt production.

(JUNIOR KANNAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Struggling to keep his grip on power, President Joseph Kabila is driving a harder bargain with the mining sector....

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