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A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MINING CHILDREN’S SITUATION IN KALEHE AND MWENGA TERRITORIES IN SOUTH KIVU - THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO


Volume 25, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages 263–270

 A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MINING CHILDREN’S SITUATION IN KALEHE AND MWENGA TERRITORIES IN SOUTH KIVU - THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Nico MULUME BUROKO and John AMANI BALIAHAMWABO

Original language: English

Received 8 April 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This piece of work is concerned with the critical analysis of mining children’s situation in Kalehe and Mwenga territories in South Kivu-the Democratic Republic of Congo. We have gathered data for this piece of work in mining sites of Kalehe and Mwenga thanks to direct interviews, observations, and focus groups. This paper aims at showing to any reader or researcher how the children rights are not respected by people in mining sites of South Kivu because children are used as an affordable labor force. We want anyone who may have the possibilities of making just a step to use the result of this research in order to withdraw mining children in those bad conditions that they are living in. After the analysis of the data, we have found out that children are completely ii-treated in all mining sites because of hard jobs that they daily fulfill. They constitute an affordable labor force. Their children’s rights are not respected by adult due to selfish interests. Poverty and hardship in their families are the basic reasons which push parents to send children in mining sites because they should contribute to the income of the family.

Author Keywords: child, ore, labor force, poverty, exploitation, interest.


How to Cite this Article


Nico MULUME BUROKO and John AMANI BALIAHAMWABO, “A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF MINING CHILDREN’S SITUATION IN KALEHE AND MWENGA TERRITORIES IN SOUTH KIVU - THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 263–270, June 2016.