Group Exposes Child Labour on Tanzanian Gold Mines

A major investigation by the international NGO Human Rights Watch has turned the spotlight on the use of thousands of children in Tanzania to work on small-scale gold mines, placing their health and even their lives at risk.


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  • Tanzania:   Boy Drowns While Mining Gold

    Daily News, 11 July 2013

    THREE people died in separate incidents in Mara Region including a fifteen-year-old boy identified as Matiko Chacha who drowned in North Mara Mine's Gokona pit, police have said. Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Police Swoop on Illegal Miners

    EA Business, 9 July 2013

    Tanzania police last week swooped on groups of illegal miners who have been camping at the Geita Gold mine (GGM).Some, accompanied by their children, had made attempts to steal… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Miners, Children Invade Gold Mine

    EA Business, 1 July 2013

    A group of illegal miners being accompanied by children have invaded Geita Gold Mine (GGM), in the northern Tanzania near Lake Victoria and forcibly attempted to steal waste rocks… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Deal Addresses Artisanal Miners' Issues

    EA Business, 22 July 2013

    It was announced recently in Dar es Salaam, that local artisanal miners, the international mining companies and the government had reached an agreement on regulating small scale… Read more »

  • Tanzania:   Children Skip Class to Work in Mines

    Daily News, 29 March 2012

    DOZENS of children have abandoned school and engage in hard labour in areas close to North Mara Gold Mine. Read more »

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