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South Africa: Autistic Boy Who 'Teaches' Himself Under Tree Will Be Going to School

[News24Wire] Every morning, 11-year-old Siboniso puts on his school clothes, packs his school bag, ties his school shoes and leaves home. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Gauteng Education Launches Innovative Aviation Programme for Grade 5 Pupils

[News24Wire] In the latest bid to change the face of basic education in Gauteng, MEC of education Panyaza Lesufi launched an innovative aviation programme that will make mathematics and science fun again for over 400 Grade 5 pupils. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: KZN Man Walks 50km to 'Feed a Child, Feed a Nation'

[News24Wire] "It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media." (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Fund to Fight Child Labour Should Be Well Utilised

[Monitor] The International Labour Organisation (ILO) this week gave Uganda and Malawi $10.8m (Shs40.5b) to fight child labour. Child labour almost always abuses children's rights to education, rest and leisure. Funding to stop this abuse is, therefore, welcome. According to ILO, 152 million children are victims of child labour, with the bulk working in the agriculture sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Unicef Adolescent Nutrition Programme Launched in Delta

[This Day] Asaba -The adolescent nutrition programme, an initiative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to tackle challenges emanating from early childhood malnutrition in Nigeria, was Thursday commenced in Asaba, the Delta State capital, with a unanimous call for greater attention to adolescents. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: No Going to the Beach at Night, Govt Tells Kwale Children

[Nation] The government has barred children from accessing beaches at night in Kwale County citing a need to protect them from harm. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda Aims for Universal Coverage of Maternal, Child Health Services By 2024

[New Times] Rwanda aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024, Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday in the capital city of Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Youth's Poor Adherence to ARVs Haunts Health Authorities

[Malawi News Agency] Rumphi -Rumphi District Health Office (DHO) has expressed concern over default and lack of adherence to anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs by young people living with HIV and AIDS in the district. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: First Lady Calls for End of Child Marriages

[Malawi News Agency] Salima -First Lady Madam Getrude Mutharika has said that child marriage is one of the violence against children which every Malawian should fight to stop as the country commemorates United Nation Security Council Resolution 1325. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: ILO Gives Uganda, Malawi U.S.$10.5 Million to Fight Child Labour

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced a $10.8m (about Shs40.5b) fund for Uganda and Malawi to jointly work to combat child labour on the African continent. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 41 Candidates Have Given Birth in Kitui Since KCSE Exams Began

[Capital FM] Kitui -Forty one students have given birth in Kitui County since the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations began on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Kidnapped Kids' Future Dire Amid Cameroon Rivals' Spat

[CAJ News] Yaounde -COUNTER-accusations by parties to the conflict in Cameroon have cast uncertainty over the safety and whereabouts of about 80 students kidnapped northwest of the country earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: NRM Party City Youth to Receive From Museveni

[Monitor] Kampala -National Resistance Movement (NRM) youth groups from the five divisions of Kampala are set to receive a special donation totaling Shs3.2 billion (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Schoolchildren Released Days after Abduction by Separatists

[VOA] A Presbyterian Church official in Cameroon says 79 students who were abducted from their school along with their principal have been freed. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Youth Decide 2019 Group to Bang Heads for Effective Participation in Elections

[Nyasa Times] The grouping running a national elections campaign, code-named Youth Decide 2019, to dial up youth energies and active participation ahead of 2019 Tripartite Elections will on Thursday November 8 convene at a conference at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on how the youth can influence political outcome and steer the country's development agenda. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Rescuing Nigeria's 13.2m Out-of-School Children

[Guardian] That Nigeria has one of the highest number of children without access to education with about 13.2 million out-of-school children is no longer news. The statistics are staggering and hard to deny given the number of children hawking or begging on the streets everyday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Why Paternity Fraud in Nigeria Is Second Highest Globally'

[This Day] With three out of 10 children in Nigeria said to be fathered by their non-biological fathers, the dearth of laboratory facilities have made it an uphill task for paternity tests to be carried out in the country. Mary Nnah writes on an initiative to change the narrative (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Advocates Education to End Child Marriage

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha Buhari, has called for the education of the girl child to end the menace of child marriage in parts of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Kidnapped Students Freed in Cameroon

[This Day] Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have been freed, officials have said. The 79 students and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: ICT Empowerment - Kenya's Street Children Can Code

[The Exchange] Last month, the ICT Authority, Huawei Technologies, TotoSci and E-Mentoring Africa announced a new project to empower street children. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Peace Raises Prospect of Release of Child Soldiers

[VOA] The U.N. secretary-general's special representative for children and armed conflict says a chief benefit of peace in South Sudan is the likelihood that many child soldiers will be freed and reintegrated into their communities. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Armed Men Release 78 Child Hostages in Cameroon, 2 Teachers Held - Priest

[Daily Trust] Armed men on Wednesday released 78 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon but a principal and one teacher are still being held , a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon's restive English-speaking region, on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Free Cameroon's Kidnapped School Children

[HRW] Just before dawn on Monday, November 5, unknown gunmen abducted around 79 school children from dormitories at Presbyterian Secondary School Nkwen in Bamenda, a town in Cameroon's Anglophone North-West region. This horrific kidnapping is the latest escalation in the country's spiraling violence. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Alarm Over High Teen Pregnancies in Isiolo

[Nation] At least seven Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates in Isiolo County are heavily pregnant. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Grooming Youths in the Build Industry to Tackle Unemployment

[This Day] Considering the alarming rate of youth unemployment in the country and its negative effect on the economy, the Universal Learn Direct Academy is empowering youths to solve the endemic housing and infrastructural problems in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Three Siblings Killed in Deadly House Fire in Nairobi

[Nation] Three siblings died on Tuesday morning after fire gutted houses in Mukuru kwa Njenga, Nairobi on Tuesday morning. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: EAC Youth Platform Crucial to Political Federation, Says Sg

[Daily News] FORMATION of the East African Community (EAC) Youth Ambassadors Platform has continued deepening the implementation of achieving the political federation process in the block. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi TV Personality Shines At World Youth Forum in Egypt

[Nyasa Times] Former Radio 2 FM Dj now MBC TV Anchor and Producer Dickie Shumba propularly known as the Diktator has emphasized the need to streighthen links between Africa and the Arab world for the benefit of youths in the two regions. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Magoha Blames High Teen Pregnancies on Tumbling Family Values

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Chairman George Magoha has attributed the high rate of teenage pregnancies to lack of family values. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Cash for Babies to Boost Population - MPs Plan to Save Turf

[Nation] Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Chibok Parents Want Buhari's Visit

[Daily Trust] Yola -Parents of over 100 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity have expressed worry that President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to send a delegation to console them as he did for the mother of Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl with the insurgents. (AllAfrica)

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