Harare — Child labour and other human rights violations are putting the lives of workers at risk in the Zimbabwean tobacco industry. According to research by a human rights organisation, children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or interfere with their education.

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Drought means no harvest - and girls are the ones coming to town to try to earn a living for their families

BAMAKO, March 30 - From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 am and finishes well after dusk.

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At a recent meeting of the National Steering Committee on Child Labour, the Federal Government reiterated its commitment to stopping the social menace of child labour and human trafficking in the country.

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October 11 2017 - THE agriculture sector accounts for the largest share of child labourers at more than 90 per cent, according to the International Labour Organisation, indicating the trend has not reduced since 2012 but is worsening.

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October 6 2017 - Abuja – In a decision that will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, all member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) today agreed to a range of concrete measures to protect children from violence, abuse and exploitation.

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8 December 2016 -- Nine-year-old Xidollien has no idea that the vanilla pods he and his family so painstakingly cultivate throughout the year on their small vanilla farm in the north of Madagascar is one of the most valuable spices in the world.

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DAKAR, 16 November 2016 — Tens of thousands of children in religious schools across Senegal are forced to beg in the streets to make money for their teachers, activists say.

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28 October 2016 -- Two brothers who say they were regularly beaten and forced to work as child slaves in Mauritania have taken their case to a regional African child rights body, where they are testifying against their abuser and the Mauritanian government.

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13 May 2016 - Morocco has set the minimum working age for domestic workers at 16, drawing criticism from rights groups and social media users.

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02 May 2016 - Organizations fighting human trafficking in Ghana are raising the alarm over the number of children being trafficked within the country. Over 10,000 children are estimated to be working under dangerous conditions.

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