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27 April 2007

Labouring for chocolate [Côte d'Ivoire]

Author: Orla Ryan, BBC News

...[M]any children on cocoa farms don't get to school, some exchange their childhood for work, a roof over their head and a meal a day. Others have been sent by their parents into virtual slavery, suffering beatings and abuse... Now chocolate firms...

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9 February 2005

Child and forced labour in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Child labour is widespread in Sierra Leone and law enforcement is weak. Several thousand children work in diamond mining, mainly boys, in an environment which closely resembles slave labour.

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9 February 2005
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres [CIOSL]

El trabajo infantil está muy difundido en Sierra Leona y la ley no se aplica con rigor. En las minas de diamante trabajan varios miles de menores, principalmente varones, en condiciones que se asemejan muchísimo a la esclavitud.

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