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Save the Children joins Fair Cobalt Alliance to strengthen child rights

All industry actors have the responsibility and the opportunity to significantly improve the situation for children in ASM communities.

Nigeria provides high rates of return on mining investment says Minister

Nigeria is endowed with over 44 different mineral types occurring in commercial quantities in over 500 locations across the 36 states.

Mining major backs Fair Cobalt Alliance launched in the DRC

The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA) was launched in August 2020 in the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to poor economic, social and working conditions for many mining communities in the cobalt supply chain.

ASM growth pace not met by regulation policy

The formal integration of the sector is an issue that is pertinent to the development of the mining economy in Africa.

How can working environments in the ASM sector be improved?

While the ASM sector has grown, its progress in improving and bringing the sector under effective regulatory control has lagged behind.

World Bank study highlights artisinal mining challenges in Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), like many other African countries is rich with mining minerals including the ASM sector, however, Congolese women...

Avoidance of DRC and its cobalt won’t solve persisting ethical problems

The issues of child labour, hazardous working conditions and unfair remuneration within the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) sector will not be solved by simply avoiding the DRC and choosing not to buy cobalt that originates from the country.

Championing the cause for artisanal miners in the DRC

More than two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supply comes from the DRC with a significant portion extracted by ASM.

Artisanal cobalt mining in the DRC: steps already in play

All eyes are on the DRC. It already accounts for 63% of global cobalt production and the potential to increase this number is significant.

A positive step towards empowering ASMs

The launch of EGC comes at a time when global demand for cobalt is one the rise