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Trafigura signs cobalt deal with DRC

2020-11-23 · The country''s mineral-rich Katanga region is notorious for its informal mining sites, where cobalt is dug for by hand with few safety protections, sometimes by children. Tesla this year joined the Fair Cobalt Alliance, an industry-backed group that aims to improve conditions at …

Conflict Minerals from the Democratic Republic of the ...

2017-2-15 · In the DRC, tin mining is conducted mostly by artisanal methods in the Katanga, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, and Sud-Kivu Provinces. Most of the remaining regional tin production comes from Rwanda, also using artisanal mining methods. Estimates of tin reserves in the DRC region are not available, but are believed to be substantial.

Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, D.R.C.

Introduction: This study focuses on accidents in artisanal mining, to support policies improving miners'' employability. Materials and Methods: Based on a questionnaire administered in November 2009 to a sample of 180 miners from the artisanal mining of LUPOTO, in the Province of Katanga, we explored significant trends between the accidents and their consequences and behavioral or sociological ...

Mining Profile: Democratic Republic of Congo | Minerals to ...

2019-4-29 · In Tanzania meanwhile, artisanal mining is being promoted in a way that supports the economy. • 32% of growth for gold production in 2015 (25806kgs) • Copper represented 89% of total production in 2015. • The DRC contains almost 10% of the world''s reserves in copper. • The DRC detains 34 trillion USD worth of mineral resources.

DR Congo: Video of miners beaten for trespassing shows ...

2021-7-28 · DR Congo has been leasing mining projects to foreign companies since the 1990s, when the state-owned Gécamines company went bankrupt. However, in handing out these projects, artisanal miners who had been operating in the region for years were left behind.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining Sector | …

2016-6-16 · Artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pact, Washington, DC/Kinshasa Google Scholar. UN (2014) Letter dated 22 January 2014 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council. S/2014/42.

Google Artisanal Mining In Katanga Drc

Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, DRC. Apr 1, 2013 ... Occupational accidents in artisanal mining in Katanga, D.R.C. ... sample of 180 miners from the artisanal mining of LUPOTO, in the Province of Katanga, .... Not logged in Google [Search Crawler] (3000811494) 66.249.73.137. Read more

Mineralogical Society of America

A washing area at a typical artisanal mine, Katanga, DRC. (Picture courtesy K. Hayes) New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook: Rare Earth Bearing-minerals of the Petaca District, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, by Michael N. Spilde, Steve Dubyk, Brian …

Ethnic associations in Katanga province, the Democratic ...

2016-5-13 · Colonial period and independence. The history of ethnic associations goes back to the early days of Belgian colonial rule when the industrialisation of Southern Katanga started with the exploitation of the so-called ''copper belt'' by the colonial mining company Union Minière du Haut-Katanga (UMHK), which became one of the largest cobalt and copper producers in the world and the most ...

Accident at Glencore''s DRC mine kills scores of artisanal ...

2019-6-28 · Kinshasa/Dakar — The number of artisanal miners killed by a landslide at a copper and cobalt mine run by Glencore in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 43 on Friday and could ...

Volkswagen joins cobalt group supporting artisanal DRC ...

2020-11-19 · A miner from Kamatanda, one of the mining areas in the Katanga province in southeastern DRC. (Wikimedia Commons) Volkswagen has joined the "Cobalt for Development" initiative to support ...

Apple, Microsoft and Google among five companies sued …

2020-1-4 · The case charges: "Defendants Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft, and Tesla are knowingly benefiting from and providing substantial support to this ''artisanal'' mining system in the DRC.

The DRC, child labour and cobalt riches

2021-10-13 · The DRC''s cobalt mining can be broadly divided into two categories: industrial or large-scale mining (LSM) and artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). ASM mining peaked at about 18,000t in 2018 – representing 21% of DRC''s cobalt supply – but plummeted to about 7,000t in 2020 – amounting to a mere 7% – according to Darton Commodities .

Tech giants face forced child labour claims in Congo ...

2019-12-17 · Tech giants accused of ''aiding and abetting'' child labour abuses in Congo cobalt mining operations. International Rights Advocates asserts the plaintiffs it represents have evidence that Google, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and Dell "aided and abetted" the Congolese cobalt mines that "abused and profited from" forced child labour in ...

DRC : Illegal miners vs security forces: an exasperating ...

2021-5-3 · Almost all copper-cobalt mining sites in Lualaba and Haut Katanga (provinces born from the 2015 division of Katanga province) are now owned by foreign mining companies. Local artisanal miners used to be able to work unoccupied sites and sell the few kilos of ore they dug up to local traders without being bothered by the authorities.

African Artisanal Mining from the Inside Out

2015-8-11 · Artisanal mining is commonly associated with violent conflict, rampant corruption and desperate poverty. Yet millions of people across Sub Sahara Africa depend on it. Many of them are living in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to important mineral reserves, but also to a plethora of armed groups and massive human rights violations.

Congo and Structural Violence: Helge Hveem Interviewed …

2019-6-12 · Helge Hveem: My experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo put me on a path towards the type of theory-driven, but also policy-oriented, empirical research that I followed at PRIO and the University of Oslo, and still pursue was a significant …

Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, DRC

2021-10-19 · Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, DRC. Around 60% of global cobalt production is concentrated in two southern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Lualaba and Haut-Katanga, home to a number of industrial-scale copper-cobalt mines operated by a mix of state-owned, Chinese and multinational companies. Decades of water and air pollution from ...

Democratic Republic of the Congo 2020

2021-7-21 · Mining and Minerals Overview The DRC has substantial untapped gold, cobalt and high-grade copper reserves, but equally significant security risks accentuated by a lack of robust infrastructure. In 2019, mine production of cobalt in the DRC totaled 100,000 metric tons, accounting for 70 percent of global production. The DRC was the third largest

Apple, Google, Tesla, sued for allegedly benefitting from ...

2019-12-18 · Near a mine in Rubaya in eastern DRC, a sign denounces child labour. REUTERS/Baz Ratner. Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Tesla, and Google''s parent company, Alphabet are facing legal action in a U.S. Federal Court after a coalition of researchers and lawyers filed a complaint on Monday, 16 December 2019. They''re accusing the firms of "aiding and ...

DRC : Sceplum partners Gécamines, Trafigura and Pact on ...

2021-11-3 · Most cobalt mining in the DRC takes place in Haut-Katanga and Lualaba. Using a mix of consultancy, audits, liaison and framework development, Sceplum''s mission will be to help organise the artisanal sites and supervise the miners. Sceplum''s teams are now part of EGC''s technical committee, alongside the state-owned company, Trafigura and Pact.

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo ...

2018-9-14 · More than half of the world''s cobalt mine production comes from the Katanga Copperbelt in DR Congo, with a substantial proportion (estimated at 15–20%) being extracted by artisanal miners.

Traceability in the artisanal diamond production of the DRC.

2021-10-25 · Traceability in the artisanal diamond production of the DRC. October 25, 2021. October 25, 2021. arnbethnic. The Minister of Mines, Antoinette N''Samba KALAMBAYI was expected for a working session in Antwerp, Belgium last week Tuesday, October 19, 2021. At the invitation of the Antwerp diamond sector and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC ...

Industrial and artisanal miners in the Congo need a new ...

Artisanal mining has long presented a conundrum for companies operating in the cobalt-rich provinces of Haut-Katanga and Lualaba. ... Google, Microsoft and Tesla ... Under Congo''s 2018 mining ...

Sustainability of artisanal mining of cobalt in DR Congo

In the DRC, cobalt is mined in the Katanga Copperbelt, an area that contains some of the richest cobalt deposits in the world. 13 The global increase in demand of cobalt has led, since about 2000, to a boom in mining of cobalt in Katanga. 9 In 2009, we documented high exposure to cobalt and other trace elements in people living within 3 km of ...

The Dark Side of Congo''s Cobalt Rush | The New Yorker

2021-5-24 · Jacques Kayembe, the president of an artisanal mining collective, told me, "Kasulo is a village that is built on mineral deposits, but not enough creuseurs can legally work on official artisanal ...

Trafigura to set up "controlled mining zones" in DRC, in ...

2020-11-23 · These artisanal mining zones would be areas where informal miners could work with better safety conditions. The Katanga region, in the country''s south, is notorious for its "artisanal mining sites", where cobalt and rare earth minerals are dug by hand, often with no safety precautions, and sometimes by small children.

(PDF) Democratic Republic of the Congo: Mining Sector

Artisanal and small-scale mining activities (ASM) are wid espread over Katanga, North and South Kivu, East Province, Maniema and Kasai. They occupy an estimated 500.000 to 2 million miners, w hile ...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Mineral Exploitation by ...

2011-6-14 · Katanga UGANDA RWANDA BURUNDI TANZANIA DEMOCRATIC ... Many of the mining sites in eastern DRC are inaccessible to outsiders due to remoteness, a …

Mapping artisanal mining areas and mineral supply …

2019-10-22 · 6 7 LIST OF ACRONYMS ANR Agence Nationale de Renseignements APCLS Alliance des patriotes pour un Congo libre et souverain ASM Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining CNRD Conseil national pour le renouveau et la démocratie DGR-NK Direction Générale des Recettes du Nord Kivu DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo FARDC Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo