Mali child labourers: Children forced to earn money at young age

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It is the final day of the fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, where delegates hope to agree on plans to end the practice by 2025.

The UN says up to 160 million children are involved in the work, often in dangerous conditions.

At least 40,000 of them are in Mali, one of Africa’s biggest gold producers.

Al Jazeera’s @Nicolas Haque reports.

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Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

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“Nicolas Haque is an award-winning roving news correspondent based out of Dakar, Senegal. He started working for Al Jazeera in 2008 as a correspondent in Dhaka, Bangladesh, before moving to Senegal in 2013. Previously, he worked in current affairs for ITN, Channel 4 News, BBC Asian Programmes and ABC News in London. A member of the African Foreign Press Association, he holds an MA honours in Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.” Source – Al Jazeera English website

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