Human Rights

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Cobalt demand is booming but miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo remain unprotected

Artisanally mined cobalt in the DRC often gets mixed with industrial production when it is sold to intermediaries in the open market. Typically, it is then shipped to refineries in China for further processing and then sold to battery manufacturers around the world.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

Artificial Intelligence and human rights

The Australian human rights commission has embarked on a project looking at the social risks and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) — a technology whose implications experts say are also beginning to emerge in the developing world. Launched with a report published on 24 July, the project is looking at the