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Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

Main Image Credit Child labour concerns: as global demand for cobalt and copper grows, fresh concerns are being raised about children working in the Congo’s mines. Image: Jclaboh / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Congo's long history of exploitation by foreign powers and corporations has fuelled widespread corruption, conflict and state capture. Could there now be an opportunity to end this cycle?

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John Prendergast

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