Tag: child labour

This initiative uses cartoons to address the scourge of child labour

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of child workers but could a new strategy of using cartoons to amplify the plight of children bring about change? Activist, Fernando Morales joins CNBC Africa for more.

About 15 million Nigerian children work and these are the challenges they face

Policies must be put in place to reduce the number of working children in Nigeria. Shutterstock/Atfie Sahid Prof. 'Dimeji Togunde, Spelman College Stories of children being used in Nigerian mines have hit the headlines. But...

[EXPLAINER] Child labour in Africa’s cocoa sector: Why it’s so hard to combat and what Olam Cocoa is doing about it

By Simon Brayn-Smith, Global Head of Sustainability, Olam Cocoa 60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made only more concerning when you learn that in West Africa,...

Tanzania’s battle to end child labour from the lure of gold

NYALIGONGO, Tanzania, April 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago, 14-year-old Julius left his family near the lakeside city of Mwanza, Tanzania, to try his luck mining gold. Today Julius is in...