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:  Govt Fails to Enforce Child Labour Laws, Says HRW

    allAfrica.com, 28 August 2013

    Excerpts from the Human Rights Watch report, Toxic Toil - Child Labor and Mercury Exposure in Tanzania's Small-Scale Gold Mines published today: read more »

  • Tanzania:  Accounts From Tanzanian Child Miners

    allAfrica.com, 28 August 2013

    Quotes from child miners, collected by Human Rights Watch: read more »

  • Tanzania:  Hazardous Life of Child Gold Miners

    Human Rights Watch, 28 August 2013

    Children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives, Human Rights Watch said in a report ... read more »

Documents

  • Tanzania:  Boy Drowns While Mining Gold

    Tanzania 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

    East African Business Week, 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

    East African Business Week, 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

    East African Business Week, 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

    Tanzania 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 »