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Sudan:Interpol Rescues 85 Child Slaves From Sudan's Streets and Gold Mines

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Police found some children as young as ten handling dangerous chemicals in open-air gold mines while others were forced to beg (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Youth League Hails Mnangagwa

[The Herald] THE Zanu-PF Youth League has hailed the inclusion of youths in the new Cabinet, saying President Mnangagwa demonstrated a clear-cut intention to invest in youths and create more job prospects for the young generation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Davido Postpones U.S. Tour for NYSC Service

[Leadership] Ace Nigerian and award-winning singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has postponed his tour of the US to complete the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Parents Must Know Where Their Children Are - Bheki Cele At Memorial for Miguel Louw

[News24Wire] Police Minister Bheki Cele didn't mince his words in Durban on Friday when he called on parents to be more vigilant about the whereabouts of their children during the memorial service for nine-year-old Miguel Louw. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Rapist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Raping Disabled Girl

[SAPS] Fochville Regional Court took a firm stance on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 in a rape case. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:17-Year-Old Murder Suspect to Appear in Court

[SAPS] A 17-year-old murder suspect is expected to appear in the Lehurutshe Magistrates' Court on Monday, 17 September 2018. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:United Religious Initiative to Raise Bar in Campaign Against Early Marriage in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] An international religious body, United Religious Initiative, says it will raise the bar on the awareness campaign to deter the increase in early marriages in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Minister of Police, Mr Bheki Cele to Visit Miguel Louw's Family

[SAPS] Minister of Police Bheki Cele will on Friday, 14 September 2018 visit the family of Miguel Louw at their family home in Sydenham. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Youth Influx to Rsa in Mzimba Worries Government.

[Malawi News Agency] Mzimba -Government has expressed worry with increasing numbers of young people in Mzimba District trekking to Republic of South Africa (RSA) in search for jobs. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Youths Urge Minister to Appoint Aide on Youth Affairs

[Daily Trust] Some youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, to appoint a special assistant on youth affairs. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:'We Recognise You,' Minister Assures Youth

[Daily News] THE government has assured youths here that they will never be left behind in nation building, which emphasizes social, political, and economic development. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Outgoing ANCYL's Nzuza Says He Is Grateful the League Had 'Not Died in Our Hands'

[News24Wire] Former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leaders Julius Malema and Fikile Mbalula had it easy compared to its current crop of leaders, who inherited a "fragile ANC", outgoing secretary general Njabulo Nzuza said. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Stacy Granger, 12, Died in Gang Crossfire in 2016. More Than Two Years Later No-One Has Been Arrested.

[News24Wire] On a warm Saturday evening, Stacy Granger was at home in Bishop Lavis celebrating a family birthday. Just before 21:00, one of her friends came over and asked Stacy to go with him to the local shop. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Kadpoly Braces to Protect Students From Educator Misconduct

[Daily Trust] Kaduna and Abuja -The spate of teacher malpractices in Kaduna Polytechnic, including sexual abuse, doctoring in exams and falsification of documents, has come under the spotlight as acts detrimental to the education pursuit of students and capable of corrupting values in the wider society. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted

[Concord] By Alusine Sesay (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Ruling Party Hosts World Youth Summit

[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Youth League is hosting the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) Summit in Harare which begins today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:32 Million Nigerian Children Missing

[Daily Trust] In Africa, 85m children don't exist officially; 32m of them are in Nigeria. When Brian Adeyemi was born three years ago, his birth was recorded in the maternity register of a private hospital--and certified on a hospital letterhead card. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'Wizkid Owes $18,000 Child Support'

[Premium Times] Wizkid's second babymama, Binta Diallo, has claimed that the pop star owes about $18,000 for child support. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwandan Releases Book on Genocide for Children

[New Times] One day in a Rwandan village, a girl called Mahoro became a close friend with a boy called Ntwali without knowing that their parents had an issue between them. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:70% Kaduna Children Don't Have Birth Certificates - Official

[Premium Times] About 70 per cent of children born in Kaduna State are without birth registration certificates, the state government has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'We Need More Young Nigerians in Technology Space'

[Guardian] In May this year, Facebook launched NG_Hub in Lagos-its first flagship innovative space in Africa, in partnership with Co-Creation Hub (CcHub). Last week, they both collaborated on another mentorship programme in Nigeria, tagged: FbStart Accelerator programme aimed at empowering local start-ups and students with funding, technical and business support to optimise their products for growth. In this interview, Bosun Tijani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CcHUB, told ADEYEMI ADEPETUN more about the pa (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa 'Cleared Bank Loan to Ex-Minister Jonathan Moyo'

[New Zimbabwe] Outspoken National Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire says President Emmerson Mnangagwa cleared the disbursement of bank loans to Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere at the height of his bitter rivalry with the two G40 kingpins. (AllAfrica)

Africa:African Agriculture's Future Lies in Cultivating Youth, Not Only Crops

[allAfrica] Being able to accept the 2018 Africa Food Prize today on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) comes with immense pride. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Telecoms Regulator Commits to Protect Children Against Cyber Bullying

[263Chat] The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is on a drive to educate children on safe access to the internet saying even minors have the right to enjoy and explore what the digital world offers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Children With Special Educational Needs Get School in Nigeria

[Vanguard] Parents whose children are faced with learning challenges can now heave a sigh of relief as special school for special needs education berths in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Walvis Elders Commit to Youth Mentorship

[Namibian] A group of young adults from Walvis Bay hosted an event for the elderly of the Kuisebmond community on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:We Need to Create Safe Spaces for the Girl Child - Experts

[Vanguard] Worried about the vulnerability of the girl-child in urban slums, medical experts have called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to deliberately and consistently create safe space for girl children. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:National Youth Council Readying for Change

[Namibian] The National Youth Council is looking ahead to a busy 2019 as it will make changes to its board at next year's general assembly. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Eastern Cape Education Dept Investigating Death of a Remedial Pupil Outside His School

[News24Wire] The Eastern Cape Department of Education says it is investigating the death of a 10-year-old pupil outside the premises of the Vukuzenzele Special School in the Eastern Cape. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:UK MP, Others Protest for Leah, Held 200 Days By Boko Haram

[Guardian] A British member of parliament has launched a protest outside the Nigerian embassy in London to help free kidnapped schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, who friends say is being held by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Youths Vow to Resist 'Evil Plot' Raising Presidential Age Limit

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF youths have vowed to resist any move to increase the presidential age limit for contestants from the current 40, describing the proposal as "selfish, evil" and potentially self-defeating. (AllAfrica)

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