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Testimony: China-Backed Cobalt Mines in Congo Exploit 40,000 Child Workers

Screenshot from YouTube videoCongolese civil-rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifies on July 14 at a congressional hearing in Washington on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Children are often exposed to radioactive minerals, injuries and deadly and painful diseases as they work to extract the valuable ore.