Poverty forces thousands of children into
taking on exhausting and dangerous work.
By Melanie Gouby, Passy Mubalama, Desanges
Kihuha - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 275, 29 Oct 10
Apollinare, not his real name, is just
13, but spends long hours on a construction site, mixing cement and shifting
big stones that his slight frame can barely carry.
He is an assistant mason, a job that,
according to Congolese law, should not be undertaken by anyone younger
Congolese law prohibits children below
the age of 14 from doing any sort of work, while those under 18 cannot