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‘Carbon timebomb’: Climate crisis threatens to destroy Congo peatlands

The Congo peatlands are a huge carbon “timebomb” that could be triggered by the climate crisis, research has shown.

Chinese company removed as operator of cobalt mine in Congo

Chinese company removed as operator of cobalt mine in Congo

A court has given the Congolese control of one of the world’s largest sources of cobalt while allegations against the mine’s Chinese owners are investigated.
What do the protectors of the 'world's lungs' get in return?

What do the protectors of the 'world's lungs' get in return?

The world is suddenly focused on a huge natural carbon store in the Congo Basin. Its guardians are asking what they're owed for keeping it intact.
On the banks of the furious Congo River, a 5-star emporoium of ambition

On the banks of the furious Congo River, a 5-star emporoium of ambition

As the clean energy revolution upends the centuries-long lock of fossil fuels on the global economy, dealmakers and hustlers converge on the Fleuve Congo Hotel.
Congo ousts mining leader in a cloud of corruption claims
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Congo ousts mining leader in a cloud of corruption claims

The country’s president removed Albert Yuma Mulimbi as chairman of the state mining firm. Cobalt in Congo is a crucial resource in the global clean energy revolution.
Hunt for the ‘blood diamond of batteries’ impedes green energy push

Hunt for the ‘blood diamond of batteries’ impedes green energy push

Dangerous mining conditions plague Congo, home to the world’s largest supply of cobalt, a key ingredient in electric cars. A leadership battle threatens reforms.
How the U.S. lost ground to China in the contest for clean energy

How the U.S. lost ground to China in the contest for clean energy

Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing.
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