Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.

From Apple To Volkswagen, Tech Boom Fueled By 40,000 Congolese Child Miners

In this episode of MintPress News’ ‘Behind the Headline,’ host and MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh delves deep into the heart of Africa and finds that history is repeating itself in Congo.