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Ghana Kids Dig for Gold

It’s estimated thousands of children in Ghana work in dangerous, unlicensed gold mines. A new report says they risk injury when mines collapse and are exposed to dust and mercury poisoning. The 82-page Human Rights Watch report -- Precious Metal, Cheap Labor -- documents the use of child workers in Ghana’s gold mines. These mines are often small-scale or subsistence mines—known as artisanal -- or unlicensed gold mines. HRW Senior researcher Juliane Kippenberg, in Accra, said, “This...

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