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China cobalt mine deal was ‘injustice’: my country did not get anything, ex-DRC leader says




As much of the world electrifies its cars, countries are relying ever more heavily on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Central African nation produces two-thirds of the global supply of cobalt – an essential component of electric vehicle batteries.That should make the Congolese happy. But reality says otherwise.The people believe they have been short-changed by foreign companies that control the mining and processing of the metal. President Felix Tshisekedi stirred up a storm…



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