Tuesday, September 09, 2008

[West African news] Child labor in West African gold mines

The Associated Press has a very moving and disturbing report on the problem of children, some as young as four years old, working at gold mines across West Africa.

The International Labor Organization estimates that there are as many as 250,000 child gold miners in West Africa alone.

Some countries have banned child labor in dangerous industries like mining but such laws are rarely enforced.

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