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Singer hit with child labour fine after son joins him on stage during concert

Folk singer Angelo Kelly, 39, was fined 3,000 euros (£2,600) for being in contravention of Germany’s strict child labour laws after four-year-old William joined him for a rendition of What A Wonderful World….

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US

Eight children who claim they were used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast have launched legal action against the world’s biggest chocolate companies. They accuse the corporations of aiding and abetting the illegal enslavement of “thousands” of children on cocoa farms in their supply chains….

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Rihanna’s beauty brand ‘uses’ mica from Indian mines that hire child labour

An NGO complained to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against the US pop star’s beauty product ‘Fenty Beauty’…

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Child labor, toxic leaks: the price we could pay for a greener future

The battle to stave off Earth’s looming climate crisis is driving engineers to develop hosts of new green technologies. …

INSIGHT-Ethiopian girls trapped in sex trade as COVID-19 deepens desperation

When Selam fled her village aged 11 to avoid being wed to a much older man in northern Ethiopia, she was relieved and excited to forge a future on her own terms. But that hope was short-lived….

Child labour doesn’t have to be exploitation: it gave me life skills

Aged eight, Tayambile would walk with her mother every day to fetch water. On her 2km return journey in 30C heat, she would carry 20 litres in an aluminium bucket on her head….