During the Civil War in Sierra Leone, men, women and children were put to work in the diamond mines and fields by rebel forces. Diamonds were smuggled into world markets, and bought by random consumers who had no idea that the diamonds had been paid for in blood. Many children and young teenagers were also turned into soldiers against their will.
During the grab for South Africa between the Dutch and British, the rights of native black South Africans were sidelined. Afrikaners (Dutch descendants) created a system of racial segregation that aimed to protect the domination of whites over non-whites. Apartheid was made an official law in 1948, and made all non-white people carry ID's, follow strict curfew and have no rights. Black people were not given any rights, therefore they couldn't vote and had no say in the government. Black people did not get paid equally and did not get educations. "Colored" protesters who were against apartheid got arrested and put in jail. Nelson Mandela was one of the student protesters against apartheid who got wrongfully put in jail.
Children in South Africa are stolen and purchased from their parents. After that, they are shipped to Cote d' Ivoire where they are then made into child slaves. They work in cacao harvesting, where they use machetes to harvest and clean fruit all day and night. The children are abused, given miserable living conditions, and not paid. Therefore, the children are not getting education