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South Africa: Man Who Paid Child R1 for Her Silence After Raping Her Gets Life Sentence

[News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a seven-year-old child in the Belgrade area in Pongola, police said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Delightful Treat for Children With Disabilities

[Namibian] A charity fundraiser in northern Namibia has partnered with an orphanage care centre to bring renewed hope to the once impoverished and destitute children of Okandjengedi and surrounding areas. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Disadvantaged Girls Get Sanitary Pads to Keep Them in School

[Namibia Economist] Disadvantaged girls in various schools, recently received sanitary pads from FNB North Cluster, who also handed over refuse bins to various northern towns this week. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Plain Truth - Girls, Success Is Not Sexually Transmitted

[Nation] In light of the numerous allegations of local celebrities taking advantage of and even assaulting young female fans in the recent past, there has been uproar among online communities. The actions of these men have been admonished -- rightly so. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cosatu Condemns the Assault On Learner At SANs Souci Girls High School

[COSATU] Cosatu Western Cape is disturbed about the latest incident at the Sans Souci Girls High School where a teacher slapped a learner in full view of fellow learners. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nakuru Rounds Up and Dumps Street Children in Baringo

[Nation] Nakuru County law enforcers are on the spot for rounding up more than 42 street children and dumping them at Torongo area in Baringo County. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Deputy Minister Mutodi Wants to be Ruling Party Youth Leader

[New Zimbabwe] Information Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi has offered himself for possible appointment as Zanu PF youth secretary following the ouster of Pupurai Togarepi and his executive. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sans Souci Teacher, Learner Suspended After Argument Becomes Physical

[News24Wire] Both the teacher and a pupil involved in a physical altercation at Sans Souci Girls High School in Cape Town have been suspended, the Western Cape Education Department has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Youths Topple Their Boss

[New Zimbabwe] The Zanu PF national youth league executive has passed a vote of no confidence in its 54-year-old leader, Pupurai Togarepi and four other youth executives in a massive factional sweep reminiscent of Robert Mugabe-style purges of party officials. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: Call to Protect Children Online

[Concord] Commissioner for the National Commission for Children (NCC) has urged the government through the Ministry of Information and Communications to consider including child online protection measures as they go about reviewing the National Telecommunications and Cyber Security Acts respectively. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Commission Supporting Technological Advancements, Youth Initiatives

[ENA] Addis Ababa -African Union Human Resources, Science and Technology Commission has been supporting technological strategies and youth initiatives for integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, the commissioner said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: After Service What Next?

[Daily Trust] Just few months ago another batch of the nation's youth service Corps signed out from the one-year compulsory scheme and a new batch was received immediately. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Young African Scientists Urge Govts to Trust Homegrown Talent

[New Times] Young scientists from across Africa have appealed to their governments to give them a chance to participate in the implementation of major projects. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Pupils Warm Hearts With Nursery Rhyme Warning Off Paedophiles

[Nairobi News] A video of pupils singing a popular nursery rhyme with a message warning would-be paedophiles has won hearts on social media. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Worry Not, PM Tells Unemployed Youth Over ECN Jobs

[New Era] Windhoek -Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has assured unemployed youth - currently constituting 43 percent of youth in general - that they will be prioritised in the recently advertised vacancies by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Security Authority to Investigate Guard Following Dut Student Death

[News24Wire] South Africa's Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) said in a statement on Wednesday that it would investigate the alleged involvement of a security officer in the death of a Durban University of Technology (DUT) student. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: New Project Seeks to Empower Women, Juvenile Inmates

[New Times] Women and juvenile inmates from Musanze and Nyagatare Juvenile Prisons now have reason to smile after the launch of a three-year project that seeks to empower them economically in the pre-and post-release process. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Teacher At Cape Town School Faces Disciplinary Action for Slapping Girl

[News24Wire] A Cape Town teacher who was seen slapping a pupil at Sans Souci Girls High School will face disciplinary action, the Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Still On Hijab-for-School Controversy

[Guardian] Recurrent controversy and litigation over use of hijab in place of school uniforms has become part of needless issues in our quest for nation building. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Chilima Says His Party Is for Youthful Leadership

[Nyasa Times] UTM Party presidential candidate Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, who is also Malawi Vice President, on Wednesday presented his presidential nomination papers in Blantyre with a call that his candidature represents a generational shift to put to an end politics of dynasties and tribes. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Youth League Rallies Behind Mnangagwa

[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Youth League yesterday reaffirmed its full support for President Mnangagwa's efforts at turning around the economy and urged the nation to be united, peaceful and focused. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Educate Girl Child for Better Future - Emir Sanusi Tells Northern Govs

[Vanguard] Kano -The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has enjoined the northern states' governors to provide proper education for girls from primary to, at least, the secondary level, describing it as the effective way of improving Maternal, Newborn and Child Health MNCH. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Wits University Student Leaders On Hunger Strike

[News24Wire] About 40 security guards are monitoring a number of students taking part in a hunger strike at the University of Witwatersrand. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Call to Hold Parents Accountable for Child Neglect

[New Era] Swakopmund -Child neglect or abandonment is one of the issues that need urgent intervention from government and all stakeholders to hold such parents accountable for their actions. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Name Child Killers, Because Next Time They Will Come for Your Kid

[Daily News] IT is in the Press that Speaker of the NATIONAL Assembly Job Ndugai has directed that his House be served with a detailed report on the killings of children in Njombe Region and measures taken to end the murders. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Private Security Companies to be Summoned to Parliament Following Death of DUT Student

[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has condemned the death of a student at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SRC's Demands Would Lead University to Financial Risk - Wits Vice-Principal

[News24Wire] While the student representative council (SRC) at the University of the Witwatersrand vows to continue protesting until their demands are met, vice-principal Professor Andrew Crouch says their demands will put the institution at risk. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Centurion Teacher Suspected of Sexually Abusing Girls As Young As 6

[News24Wire] Gauteng department of education officials accompanied by counsellors will be visiting Valhalla Primary School in Centurion on Wednesday as allegations of abuse of a sexual nature against a male teacher have surfaced. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Safaricom Urges Child Protection On Safe Internet Day

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Safaricom has urged stakeholders to protect children from the dangers of the cyberspace as the world marks the annual Safer Internet Day. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Govt to Offer Support to 3,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Next Three Years

[Ghanaian Times] The government will in the next three years provide funding for 3,000 young entrepreneurs, the Minister of Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal has said. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Barrow Pledges to Reduce Unemployment By 12%

[The Point] President Adama Barrow yesterday pledged his government's commitment to reduce youth unemployment from 38% to 25% by 2021 (medium term). (AllAfrica)

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