Here, they are called the Twangaises, a name derived from the Kutwanga word, meaning "to crush" in Swahili. This is because these women crush stones and sand, in order to remove precious materials such as gold, cassiterite and coltan.
The crushing of stones and sand is done near a river to facilita…
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