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Mounting Anger in the DRC Following New Videos of Apparent Illegal Chinese Mining

For the past several weeks, there’s been a noticeable increase in the number of videos and photos published on Congolese social media channels fuelling mounting public anger over Chinese labor and environmental practices in the mining sector.

Two videos, in particular, were shared numerous times this weekend. One shows a group of Chinese nationals working in what appears to be a small-scale artisanal mine while the other features an environmental activist passing along a river-based mine where Chinese miners are allegedly polluting the local aquatic ecosystem.

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