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China’s Role in the Complex, Brutal History of Cobalt Mining in the DR Congo

The New Yorker magazine published a sweeping long-form article in its latest edition that delves into the painful history of Congolese cobalt — a metal that is now indispensable for any consumer who owns a mobile phone and a strategic resource that is in the middle of a burgeoning great power rivalry over who will control strategic supply chains in the 21st century.

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