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Who Are Congo’s Cobalt Entrepreneurs?

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Who Are Congo’s Cobalt Entrepreneurs?

Dionne Searcey
Eric Lipton

Dionne Searcey and Eric Lipton📍Reporting from Democratic Republic of Congo

Pedro Nunes/Reuters

Akon, who sings hits like “Smack That,” signed a deal to develop a cobalt mine. His company says it’s going into mining with the goal of “championing women’s rights, protecting the environment,” while also, without providing details, trying to “obliterate poverty” in Africa.

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