Sunday, 21 September 2008

Revealed: The dark side of Mwanza street children

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Reinier Carabain

The scene is common and painfully familiar; a busy street lined with shops displaying the latest fashion of electronic equipment, well-dressed people going in and out, the sound of vehicles whizzing by, expensive cars, and the flash of neon lights.

At night, the city comes alive and urban life reaches its peak. But, in the background, children huddle in corners, or walk about aimlessly, dirty, disheveled - a pitiful sight.

Some are selling cigarettes, peddling lottery tickets or flowers; some are just loitering and others are asleep in city arcades.

Read full story in Sunday Observer.

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