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Congressman Chris Smith

Congolese civil rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifying on July 14, 2022, at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot from YouTube video

Thousands of Child Workers in DR Congo Exploited in China-backed Cobalt Mines: Testimony

Jul 16, 2022

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.

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Nigeria Church Massacre: State Department Official Meets Local Bishop

Jun 17, 2022

The meeting took place following a request by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.

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Nigeria's Removal from Watch List “retreat” from Religious Persecution Fight: Congressman

Nov 24, 2021

The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step in the fight against religious persecution, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said in a speech Nov. 23.