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Zimbabwe: Malnutrition Induced Child Deaths On the Rise - UN

[263Chat] United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Hilal Elver has raised alarm on the plight of women and children who are bearing the brunt of the Zimbabwean crisis. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: NGO Holds Children's Awareness Initiative

[This Day] In fulfilling its goal of empowering women and girls, a non-government organisation (NGO), Live Abundantly, has held its 'Children's Awareness Initiative' to strengthen its impact in the society. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Planned Parenthood Critical in Zimbabwe

[263Chat] The low income community of Epworth is home to twenty- five year old Virginia Gondo, a mother of three. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: The Grim Reason Children Need Sex Education

[Daily Maverick] Parents opposing sex education, I appeal to you: think about what you're doing. (AllAfrica)


Africa: How Better Information Will Reduce Maternal and Child Deaths

[The Conversation Africa] At least two-thirds of all annual maternal and child deaths worldwide occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite recent improvements, significant inequities persist across countries and regions and within countries. An initiative by the African Population and Health Research Centre, Countdown to 2030, seeks to accelerate coverage and access to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescents' health and nutrition services by providing evidence that informs decision making for policy, programming and finan (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 94% of Nigerian Girls Victims of Human Trafficking - Report

[This Day] Abuja -The PLAN international and International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have stated that 94 percent of victims of human trafficking were women and girls. This claim is contained in a report titled 'The Trafficking of Girls and Young Women in Nigeria." (AllAfrica)


Africa: Youth From 30 African Countries Gather for Young African Leaders Summit

[Ghanaian Times] The Maiden edition of the Young African Leaders Summit has been held in Accra, last week, with over 300 delegates from 30 countries across Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Prioritise Child Rights, Parliament Urged

[The Herald] Parliament must prioritise the crafting of laws relating to children to ensure their rights are upheld. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Department of Basic Education in Denial Over School Drop-Out Rate

[Daily Maverick] The methods used by the Department of Basic Education to calculate the school drop-out rate are simply wrong. The actual figures are far worse than they are made out to be. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: New Effort to Nurture Youth Startups

[New Times] Young entrepreneurs can now breathe a sigh of relief after the Government and other partners unveiled a new initiative dubbed 'Envisage Youth Agribusiness Incubator Programme', which looks to help the entrepreneurs turn their startups into sustainable and profitable ventures. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Kigali Marriott Hotel on a Campaign to Raise Funds to Support Vulnerable Children

[New Times] Kigali Marriott Hotel in conjunction with SOS Children's village Rwanda, are organizing a Charity walk dubbed "Road to awareness" that is aimed to support the education needs and health insurance for vulnerable children. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Nyusi Warns Young People Against False Recruiters

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday urged young people not to be deceived by false promises of jobs from individuals whose real purpose is to recruit youths into the ranks of the armed groups fighting against government forces in parts of northern and central Mozambique. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe - 2019 Child Health Priorities Conference

[Govt of SA] Opening remarks by Dr Tshepo Motsepe at the 2019 Child Health Priorities Conference, North West University (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Obesity Among SA Children a Concern

[SAnews.gov.za] Dr Tshepo Motsepe has expressed concern at the rising levels of childhood obesity and stunted growth. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Challenges of a Librarian in a Barely Literate Society

[Nal'ibali] My favourite part of my job is when I go out into a community to attend the opening of a new library. I get excited about the opportunities and possibilities that a library represents to the community -- especially to the children. The role of libraries has long since changed from being purely keepers and preservers of books. Now, many libraries are vibrant spaces that facilitate information sharing and lifelong learning opportunities with an emphasis on serving the community. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: More Needs to Be Done On Child Marriage - Minister Nyoni

[263Chat] The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development has called for more action to eliminate the scourge of child marriages which remains a major impediment to the empowerment of women and girls. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Maize-Meal Subsidy Back

[The Herald] Kadoma -Subsidies on maize-meal and rice are being restored to ensure citizens have access to cheaper basic foodstuffs and cushion them against the obtaining economic challenges, President Mnangagwa has said. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Children at a Crossroads as Urbanisation Violates Their Rights - Fall

[East African] Thirty years ago world leaders rallied together and adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC). This was the most tangible demonstration of political will for future generations, at the highest level, ever. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Centre for Child Law Opposes Urgent Court Application on Foster Care by Dept of Social Development

[Children's Institute] Yesterday, on application by the Minister of Social Development, the High Court in Pretoria granted an order to keep thousands of foster care orders from lapsing and in turn avoiding thousands of children losing foster child grants. The court order gives the Minister 12 months to develop a comprehensive legal solution. It also places stringent reporting requirements on the Minister -- who needs to report to the Court and the Centre on progress made in implementing the court order every 3-months. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Park Inn By Radisson to Share Festive Joy With Vulnerable Children, Clients

[New Times] From December 1, Park Inn by Radisson will be baking cookies in different flavors including oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon for sale, so that the money that comes out of it, supports the SOS Children's Village. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Police Probe Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Nyatsime College

[The Herald] Police are investigating reports on cases of sexual abuse of students at Nyatsime College in Chitungwiza. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Lady Calls Out Singer, Flavour, Says He's the Father of Her 3-Yr-Old Child

[Vanguard] A Nigerian lady, Juliet Oluchi Ehiemere, has alleged that singer, Flavour, is the father of her three-year-old daughter. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Youth Connect Initiative - Launching of Cameroon Branch in December

[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Chief Joseph Dion Ngute on November 26, 2019 granted two separate audiences at the Star Building. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: CONFEJES Assists Youth Projects

[Cameroon Tribune] A ceremony to hand over cheques to beneficiaries of the 2018/2019 Youth Entrepreneurship Promotion Programme took place in Yaounde yesterday, November 26, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Paedophiles in Our Schools - the Time to Act Is Now!

[The Herald] A dark cloud engulfed the education system in Zimbabwe in 2005, when news broke that over 50 pupils from Macheke Primary School had been sexually abused by more than five people, among them a teacher and a caretaker. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: The Struggles of a Librarian in a Barely Literate South Africa

[Daily Maverick] The importance of libraries cannot be over-emphasised, especially when you consider that six out of every 10 South Africans older than 16 live in households without a single book. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Obaseki Flags Off Measles Second Dose Vaccine Immunisation

[This Day] The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has flagged-off the Measles Second Dose Vaccine (MCV2) routine immunisation in Edo State, stressing on the need to prioritise the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in the state. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nigerian Youths Need Empowerment for Digital Transformation, Says Ovia

[This Day] The Chairman and Founder of Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia, has stressed the need for youth empowerment with emerging technology tools in order to adequately prepare them for the next digital transformation in today's fourth industrial revolution era. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: NGO Trains Students On Artificial Intelligence

[This Day] A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Data Science Nigeria (DNS) has trained 835,000 students on Artificial Intelligence (AI) through online courses. Out of the number, the NGO had face-to-face interview with about 25,000 and selected the few that made it to the AI boot camp held in Lagos recently. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Centre to Foster Youth

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Stanbic Bank Business Incubator Accelerate Centre launched in Gaborone Tuesday is critical to the development of business acumen in youth. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Govt Announces Plan to Enrol Over 10 Million Out-of-School Children

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government says it has committed N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from streets in the next five years. (AllAfrica)


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