Children work in an artisanal gold mine in Kéniéba cercle, Mali. As the fight to end child labor in Africa falters, experts say that a ban on child labor is not sufficient to end the entrenched practice. Rather, they argue that changes in the continent’s economic environment and working conditions are necessary for a ban to be effective.
(Photo by International Labour Organization/IPEC) Photo used under CC BY
Ebola survivors and father-son duo William and Patrick Poopei visit William’s place of work, where William presents the certificate stating he is Ebola free in Paynesville, Liberia in September, 2014. His employer refused to accept him back due to fear of the virus, despite the fact that William has been cured.
(Photo by Morgana Wingard) Photo used under CC BY
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