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Africa: Kenya Bans Child Adoption By Foreign Nationals

[Nation] The Cabinet has banned with immediate effect adoption of Kenyan children by foreign nationals as the government moves to tame rogue adopters. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Opposition Leader Momade Promises Job Opportunities for Youth

[AIM] Maputo -Ossufo Momade, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, on Thursday promised that a Renamo government would create job opportunities for young Mozambicans. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Submit Your NSFAS 2020 Application Now

[] Prospective students hoping to study through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) have been urged to take advantage of the NSFAS 2020 application roadshows to apply for funding. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Five Reasons Why Ethiopia Could Be the Next Global Economy to Watch

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its fastest growing economy today. With a population of over 100 million and an annual economic growth rate of 10pc over the past 15 years, it presents a unique opportunity. Currently preventing it from joining the global map of successful economies are several challenges: a low per-capita GDP of under 800 dollars per year and poor internet and smartphone penetration, mainly due to the largely rural population and a government monopoly on the telecommunic (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Police Arrest Suspect for Alleged Murder of a Child

[SAPS] An intelligence led joint operation, comprised of various Police Units, resulted in a major breakthrough when a 35-year-old wanted suspect was arrested that was allegedly involved in the killing of an 11-year-old girl at Ga-Marishane Village in the Nebo Policing area outside Groblesdal. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bailey Hails Football Initiative Among Primary Schools in Cape Town

[SAFA] SAFA NEC Member and Cape Town President, Bennett Bailey has hailed the recently ended Five-a-Side Primary Schools League that took place this week in Athlone, Cape Town as a resounding success. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Committe On the Rights of the Child Concludes Its Consideration of the Report of Mozambique

[OHCHR] Committee on the Rights of the Child (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Schweizer-Reneke Pupil Shines With 'Mind-Controlled 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hand'

[News24Wire] A Grade 11 Hoėrskool Schweizer-Reneke pupil is hoping to find a way to help amputees to not spend hundreds of thousands of rand on prosthetics. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Bans Child Adoption By Foreigners

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet has today announced an immediate ban on adoption of children by foreign nationals. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Durban Student Fighting for His Life After Being Stabbed On DUT Campus

[News24Wire] A Durban University of Technology (DUT) student is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the head. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: What Do We Tell Our Boys?

[Daily Maverick] Once, we had very definite parts to play along with clear gender roles. Many men are floundering when coming to the question, 'What is the role of a man?' (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Carletonville Creche Abuse - More Investigations Needed in Case Against Owner

[News24Wire] The case against the owner of a Carletonville crčche embroiled in an abuse scandal has been postponed for further investigations and the senior public prosecutor's (SPP) decision on a way forward. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: What Killed Two Toddlers At a Limpopo Hospital?

[New Frame] The families of the two children who died at Dr CN Phatudi Hospital face a lengthy wait for answers from the provincial health department as they try to make sense of their childrens' sudden deaths. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ojo LGA to Enact Bye-Law to End Girl-Child Marriage

[This Day] The Chairman of Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, Mr. Rasulu Taiwo, has stated the readiness of the council to enact and implement a bye-law that would eliminate child marriage in Imude Community. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Strangled Cape Town Boy - 5 Months On and Police Still Don't Know Who Killed Teen in His Room During School Holidays

[News24Wire] Like many 14-year-olds, Connor Isaacs spent a lot of time drawing and playing games on his Xbox. An avid dinosaur lover, he promised his parents he would become a paleontologist one day. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Crime Stats - Murder of Women Down By 5.4 Percent, but Child Murders Increase in 2018/19

[News24Wire] The number of women murdered in the 2018/19 financial year in South African decreased, but the number of children murdered increased, MPs heard on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Human Rights Watch Accuses Military of Abusing Children's Rights

[Deutsche Welle] The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano SBMC Backs Child Spacing, Girls Enrolment in Curbing Population Explosion

[This Day] Abuja -Residents of Kano State, under the auspices of the School Board Management Committee (SBMC) have put their weight behind child spacing and girl enrolment into schools, stressing that its dividends are insurmountable. (AllAfrica)

Angola: President Appoints New State Secretary for Youth

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of state Joćo Lourenēo has appointed Fernando Francisco Joćo Secretary of State for Youth, According to a Civil Affairs Office note reached Angop on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Angola: President Calls for Combined Effort to Achieve Youth's Dreams

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of state Joćo Lourenēo Wednesday in Luanda said that the achievement of dreams and expectations of youth entails individual and collective commitment of each young person. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Department Commits to Eradicate Foster Care Backlogs

[] The Department of Social Development says it is committed to clear existing foster care backlogs. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Youth Left Licking Wounds in Parly Contest

[New Era] Windhoek -Swapo youth were once again outwitted at the party's electoral college over the weekend, but President Hage Geingob's grip on the party tightened further as those perceived to be his staunch supporters retained their place on the party's parliamentary list. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Schoolchildren, Know Your Rights

[Daily Maverick] Injustices against schoolchildren are sometimes the result of schools not having adequate capacity and staff not being trained in fair processes. But sometimes there is a blatant disregard for the law. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bomet Girl Kills Self After Humiliation Over Menses

[Nation] Friday, September 6, 2019, started off as a normal school day for 14-year-old Jackline Chepngeno. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Annabele Onyango and Hubby Welcome Their Second Born Child

[Nairobi News] Celebrity stylist Annabele Onyango and her husband Marek Fuchs have welcomed their second born child. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Dros Rape - Childminder Breaks Down While Testifying Against Nicholas Ninow

[News24Wire] A childminder, who looked after children in the play area of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria, where a seven-year-old girl was raped, broke down in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria while testifying on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: YPYC Marks 10th Anniversary

[Ghanaian Times] The power of a seed is not in its size but the quality of its product so does the future of a nation hinge on the quality, not the size of its youth. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Children Not Detained As Terrorism Suspects - Defence Headquarters

[Vanguard] The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that children were not held as terrorism suspects in any military detention facility in the northeastern part of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: What Is Your School's Null Curriculum?

[This Day] Fraught with our own typical social challenges in Nigeria today, many parents are wondering whether schools are really churning out enough individuals that have desirable personal qualities other than academic-knowledge. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cambridge College Ikeja to Boost Education With Overseas Programme

[This Day] To create a platform for young Nigerians to study and play professional football in the United Kingdom, a unique collaboration has been launched between Cambridge College Ikeja and Brooke House College in England. The programme comprises four-week preparatory course in Lagos after which the students will progress to Brooke House College Football Academy in England to complete three terms between October and June of the academic year. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Youths Call for Better Reproductive Health Services

[UNFPA] Lilongwe, Malawi -On the 14th of August, more than a thousand youths thronged the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) to mark the official launch of ICPD25 - Road to Nairobi with calls for more engagement and better reproductive health services. (AllAfrica)

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