MP3 players, smart phones and tablet computers have transformed the way many of us live and work. To make these gadgets, companies like Apple rely on certain minerals, many of which come from Eastern Congo.
An ethnic group known as the Congos have lived in Panama for centuries. They’re the descendants of slaves, many of whom fled to isolated islands to escape Spanish rule. Throughout the years, Congos have managed to preserve their unique Afro-Panamanian identity.