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July 2003

July 2003

10 Articles
  • Editorial

  • Swaziland

    Multinationals champion child rights

    Child labour has only recently been recognised by Swazis as a detriment to society, and to children in particular. Foreign-owned companies that refused to hire underage workers were partly responsible for alerting many Swazis to the undesirability of such labour.
    James Hall
  • Kenya

    Tourism back on the brink of collapse

    The travel advisories issued by the US and UK governments almost brought the tourism industry to its knees just as it was recovering from the effects of previous terrorist attacks.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Botswana

    Disinheritance plagues Aids orphans

    The country s Aids orphans are under a severe threat as relatives who are supposed to care for them sell their parents property and deny them the basic necessities of life.
    Rodrick Mukumbira
  • Malawi

    End of the road for child labour

    The practice of child labour may soon be a thing of the past as multinational corporations and NGOs join hands to fight the vice.
    Charles Banda
  • Ghana

    Soaring cases of child labour

    The country is witnessing an increased number of child labourers as children as young as seven work as porters, domestic servants, hawkers, small-scale miners, farmers, and fishermen.
    Sam Sarpong
  • Kenya

    Child labour programmes on course

    Ten years down the line, the International Labour Organisation s (ILO) programmes on child labour in Kenya have achieved a considerable degree of success.
    Zachary Ochieng
  • Malawi

    Arrest of terror suspects sparks religious animosity

    Religious tensions are brewing in the country following the arrest and subsequent abduction to Cuba of five suspects linked to Osama bin Laden s al Qaeda network.
    Hobbs Gama
  • Clippings

  • War and peace

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