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DRC: Investigating the human cost of ‘conflict gold’

A DW journalist has been given unprecedented access to rebel-controlled gold mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Miners and civilians are forced to risk their lives, while the wealthy buy gold in the global north.

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