Africa: African Child Suffers From Modern Day Slavery

Published on allAfrica.com, by Effa Tambenkongho, June 16, 2009.

The courage of the African child is celebrated every June 16th in the world.

African children today suffer from several social vices that affect them negatively. Some of them are sold into modern-day slavery in Africa and European countries where they are exploited as domestic slaves, forced to work for hours, cleaning, cooking and looking after other younger children, or put to work in restaurants and shops.

These children are also subjected to physical and sexual abuse; they are ravished by malaria daily. A recent figure by the Government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, claims that 330 children, many of them from Africa, have been trafficked to Britain over the past year …

… These children are also subjected to physical and sexual abuse; they are ravished by malaria daily. A recent figure by the Government’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, claims that 330 children, many of them from Africa, have been trafficked to Britain over the past year. (full text).

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