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Tesla, Apple among firms accused of aiding child labour in Africa

New York City, USThomson Reuters Foundation Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in Africa forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit. The legal complaint on behalf of 14 families from the Democratic Republic of […]

Electric car demand fuelling rise in child labour in DR Congo, say campaigners

Thomson Reuters Foundation Demand for electric vehicles is fuelling a rise in child labour in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts said this week, urging companies to take action as the industry expands. Cobalt is a key component in batteries for electric cars, phones and laptops, and Congo provides more than half […]