DRC: Women making a living in unsafe mining sites

36-year-old Alice Kazamwali is a mother of 7. She is one of hundreds of women who work tirelessly at the Kamituga mining site located 180 km southwest of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.*

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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Democratic Republic of Congo
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