Democratic Republic of Congo
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Chinese company, Huayou Cobalt, has said that it will stop buying cobalt from individuals in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The decision is in response to child labor concerns which have been mounting from its customers and human rights groups.
Since 2011, almost half of the pages dedicated to African countries on Reddit, the world’s 20th-most popular website, are run by a Canadian. Without any luck to changes this, users of the Eritrean subreddit started a campaign that has managed to get enough traction to get a response.
With lockdowns imposed globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fashion industry has been unable to organize events to showcase the latest fashion. Aifa Mvuemba from the DRC could have the solution.
Several families in the Democratic Republic of Congo have filed a lawsuit in the USA against Big Tech companies for benefitting from cobalt child mining. Apple, Tesla, Alphabet (owners of Google), Dell, and Microsoft have been named as defendants.
Long before mobile phones were popular in Africa, and even in Western countries such as the USA, Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of Congo) already had a reported 3,000 mobile phone subscribers on the first ever mobile network in Africa.
African countries are among the lowest with regards to Internet speeds but they have the most expensive telecommunications and Internet costs.
A new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) has been launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Located in Lubumbashi, it is expected that the new IXP will provide faster and more reliable Internet access to people of the DRC.