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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)

Gambia: Adequate Policies and Programs Are Required to Address Strategic Needs of Children

[The Point] National executive coordinator of Young People in the Media (YPM) has appealed to authorities to establish national policies and programs that would adequately address strategic needs of children, particularly those on streets, disabled, in prisons and female children who are forced into marriages. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Shows Progress On Child Well Being, but Slow Rate - Report

[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia has made progress in improving children well beings though the rate of change has been rather slow, a report disclosed. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: No Space for More Than 600 Children At Khayelitsha School

[News24Wire] More than 600 children are still waiting for a place at Khayelitsha's Enkanini Primary School, which is already bursting at the seams with the sheer number of children who want to attend it. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Boy Stabbed to Death 'While Playing' With Fellow Pupil At Primary School

[News24Wire] A primary school pupil allegedly stabbed and killed a Grade 7 pupil while "playing" at a Peddie school on Thursday, Eastern Cape police said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Neglect and Deprivation in Early Childhood Have Impact On Adolescence, Study

[Citizen] A report by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital has revealed that young children experiencing deprivation and neglect in institutional settings have impaired memory and executive functioning at age 8 and 16 compared with peers placed early in quality foster homes, News Medical Life Sciences has reported. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Nearly 36 Million Children Are Poor, Lack Access to Basic Social Services - Report

[Addis Standard] An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released today by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: School Feeding Program Lowers Dropout By 64% in Addis Ababa

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The School Feeding Program launched by Yenat Weg Charitiable Association has helped to downsize the number of dropouts by 64 percent, a study revealed. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Youths Lead 'Operation Restore Sanity'

[The Herald] FOLLOWING violent protests that rocked Mutare on Tuesday morning, a group of Zanu-PF youths were yesterday moving around suburbs removing boulders, tyres and other items used to barricade roads in an operation they termed "restore sanity". (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Autistic Boy, 11, Who 'Taught' Himself Under a Tree, Is Doing Well At School After Fundraising Effort

[News24Wire] An autistic boy is doing well at school after South Africans reached into their pockets to fund his education through a crowdfunding platform. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Water and Sanitation Must Put Measures to Prevent Further Loss of Life in Giyani

[Govt of SA] Parliament -The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson, has called for urgent measures to prevent any further loss of life caused by open manholes and trenches in Giyani and other parts of SA. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia, UN Agency Launch Major Nutrition Survey for Children, Women

[Shabelle] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Somali health ministry on Wednesday launched the first major nutrition survey in the country since 2009. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Teacher in Custody for Defiling 14-Year-Old Learner

[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -Police in Mangochi have arrested 25-year-old teacher, Sandress Madando, for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old learner at one of the schools in Senior Traditional Authority (TA) Ntonda. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Dr. Lillian Gesami-Steytler - Namibia's First Paediatric Oncologist

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Oncology Centre (NOC) recently welcomed to its team the first paediatric oncologist in Namibia who recently graduated with a sub-specialist certificate in medical oncology. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Government Is Biggest Partner to Youths - President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has said that government remains the biggest partner to youths. He also pledged his government's commitment to reduce youth unemployment from 38% to 25% in by 2021 9medium term). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SA Praised for Laws On Child Sex Abuse - but the Implementation Doesn't Match Up

[Daily Maverick] An international study of measures to combat sexual violence against children says that South Africa is doing well in terms of legislation and policy. On these aspects, the country scores above average compared to its global counterparts. But when it comes to actually implementing the resources necessary to keep children safe, South Africa still has much to do. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Task Team to Help Bereaved Family of Giyani Child

[] A multi-governmental task team has been established to consider ways of supporting the family of a six-year old boy who fell into an open trench in Giyani, Limpopo. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Police Foil Human Trafficking Attempt

[AIM] Maputo -Police in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia claim that they have aborted a human trafficking operation involving 17 boys and youths aged between 12 and 20, according to a report in Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Girl's Rescue Shows Community Key to Ending Child Marriage

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Almost one in four girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18, says the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Codeine Addict's Mother Welcomes New Syrup Restrictions

[New Era] Swakopmund -Lizelle van Wyk, a single mother of three from Walvis Bay, says that addiction to the cough syrup codeine is real as her 16-year-old son is currently battling to rid himself of the habit. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Unemployed Youth Scramble for 40 Rail Jobs At Ondangwa

[New Era] Ondangwa -Hordes of unemployed youth yesterday flocked to TransNamib's Nehale lyaMpingana Railway Station to scramble for about 40 labourer jobs available to repair the railway line from Ondangwa to Oshikango on a six month contract. The applicants, who had gathered to submit their application forms through the fence, had to endure rain showers but soldiered on. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Word of Advice for Youth At Slain TPA Staff Funeral

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A clergyman has called upon Tanzanian youth to work hard and refrain from the allure of making easy money. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pit Bulls Kill 5-Year-Old Mpumalanga Girl

[News24Wire] Two pit bull terriers have been put down after they attacked and killed a 5-year-old girl from White River in Mpumalanga on Tuesday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Poverty Survivor Urges Youth to Keep Fighting

[Namibian] SOMETIMES it is the sorrows of the past and the struggles that one goes through which gives a person the continuous strength and desire to achieve and make it in life. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Rapist Lures Child With Chocolate

[New Era] Windhoek -A four-year-old girl from Greenwell Matongo in Katutura was allegedly lured with chocolate by unknown man while playing with her peers at a house and sexually assaulted in a riverbed a distance away. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Offers Legal Aid to Family of Boy, 6, Who Fell Into Manhole

[News24Wire] A government task team will help the family of a six-year-old child, who fell into a manhole chamber left open in Giyani, Limpopo, if they want to take legal action. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzanian Scholar Awarded for Supporting African Youth in Russia

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian scholar, born in Zanzibar Mohamed Mansour Nassor has been awarded a prize of honor for supporting and promoting African youth in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: UAE Youth Keen to Learn From Rwanda's Post-Genocide Tolerance

[New Times] With 2019 designated as the year of tolerance in the United Arab Emirates, the country is keen to send some of its secondary and university students to Rwanda to learn how tolerance reconciled and united the country after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Children's International Art Fair Comes to Nairobi

[Nation] The third international No-Boundaries International Art Exhibition will be held in Nairobi at the Columbia Global Centers on Tuesday, January 15. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Sierra Leonean Found Guilty of Attempting to Sell Woman and Child

[Observer] Defendant Hawa Banguara, a Sierra Leonean, being led to back to the Monrovia Central Prison to await her sentence. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Machinga Registers 8.6 Percent Increase in Child Abuse Cases

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -As the year 2018 comes to an end, Machinga has registered an increase in child abuse cases as compared to last year, the district's police child protection office says. (AllAfrica)

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