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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)

Africa: We Must Go Beyond Singular Responses in the Fight Against Child Poverty

[The Conversation Africa] Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence. One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to grow up in extreme "monetary" poverty, meaning they live in families without adequate incomes to make basic ends meet. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Were Kidnapped, Renamed and Sold - Kano Rescued Children

[Daily Trust] Kano -"I was playing with my friends in front of my family house one evening when one man (who I later came to know as Mr. Paul) grabbed my hand and I started shouting. But he covered my mouth with his other hand and took me to an isolated place. A woman (Paul's wife) later came and took me away from that place. When I got to their house, I saw Paul. And then, Paul took me from Kano to Onitsha. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Minister Bahati 'Warns' Men Off Young Girls

[Monitor] The state minister of Finance in charge of planning David Bahati has cautioned men against luring young girls into sexual relationships. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Bid to Amend Children's Act to Ensure the Arrest of People Who Fail to Report Child Abuse

[News24Wire] Non-profit organisation Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) is fighting for the amendment of the Children's Act to ensure the arrest of any adult who does not report incidents of child abuse they know of. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Nankhumwa Urges Ruling Party Youths to Stay Away From Violence

[Nyasa Times] Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president for Southern Region, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said youths make up to one-fifth of the world population, according to the United Nations (UN) and, therefore, younger generation engagement in politics is needful for greater political, social and economic development of any country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Helping Tribe Brings Early Christmas to Gweru Orphans

[263Chat] A local charity organisation based in Gweru, the Helping Tribe in partnership with other local small businesses treated Rutendo Heart for Orphan inmates to an early Christmas after donating goods as well as spending time with the kids. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Our Youths and the Unconscionable Pursuit of Money (II)

[Daily Trust] In other words, gangs are not ghouls. They are not apparitions. They are not spirits. They are not centaurs. No. They are humans born of the loin and the womb. But if that is true, the question becomes urgent and important- where are their parents? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Child Abduction - the Enabling Circumstances

[Daily Trust] The case of the nine children abducted in Kano; trafficked and sold off in Onitsha where they were converted to Christianity; renamed and had their ethnocultural identity and looks changed is probably just the tip of the iceberg. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Menace of 'Cold Room' and Other Room

[Daily Trust] Lagos -On October 7, the media was awash with the debauched acts of two university dons, one from the University of Lagos and the other from College of Education, university of Ghana who were allegedly caught in the act of sexual assault against university admission seekers. Since the "premiere" of the video in the theatre of the social media, there has been a cacophony of voices on the serial abuse of academic power and brazen slap on our societal values. This is most compounded by the fact that it was an allega (AllAfrica)

Africa: Youth Activists Leave Little Room for Climate Inaction, World Mayors Say

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Copenhagen -"The pressure especially from young people is just enormous. They are fed up with declarations, with goals and priorities ... they want to see results" (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian Minors Forced to Change Religions

[CAJ News] Abuja -RELIGIOUS tensions have returned to haunt Nigeria after nine children were alleged to have been separated from their Muslim families and forcibly converted to Christianity. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Made With Child Labor? Major Chocolate Companies Flunk Scorecard

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Most of the world's cocoa is grown by poor family farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast, where an estimated 1.6 million children work in the industry (AllAfrica)

Africa: Keep Girls in Schools to End Hunger and Poverty, Sachs Tells Governments

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Failure to keep girls in schools will bring more misery and suffering to the region, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa where nearly one in four people already go hungry (AllAfrica)

Africa: World Poverty Day - An Opportunity to Reimagine the Future of African Youth

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Commemorating World Poverty Eradication day presents an opportune moment to reflect on the status of Africa's journey of development as a means for the continent to step out of poverty, and take its place as a global superpower. It must be celebrated the fact that Africa has achieved positive strides in reducing poverty and accomplishing the aspirations set out in Agenda 2063. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: 'NABCO Trainees Contributing Positively to National Development' - President Akufo-Addo

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the 100,000 young men and women recruited under the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) initiative have made positive contributions to the growth and development of the country, a year after its inception. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: UL Graduate School Centennial Class Celebrates With Orphans

[Observer] ... Donates US$2K assorted food items (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Is Continent Dealing With Young Extremists?

[ISS] What do African societies do when they suspect their children of being terrorists - or when their young extremists give up their guns and come home? (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Making Strides to End Child Malnutrition

[Nyasa Times] The 2019 World State of Children Report has revealed that Malawi is making tremendous progress on nutrition among children which is driven by the provision of health diet to the children. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: After Fatal Stabbing, Parents Demand End to 'Bombing Ritual' At School

[GroundUp] Parents and the community of Eastwood in Pietermaritzburg are urging the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education to deploy more security at Eastwood Secondary School. The call comes after grade 11 learner Hershel Fynn was stabbed to death outside the school gate on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pretoria Boys Get a Glimpse of Life Behind Bars

[] The Department of Correctional Services have introduced a new programme allowing young people to visit their Correctional Centres to experience life behind bars. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Girls Should Have Right to Inclusive Learning

[Daily Trust] Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development (FMWASD) Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for inclusive and quality education for girls toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Children's Home Without Water for Months

[New Era] Windhoek -A long-establised children's hostel that houses over 100 children in Windhoek has been without water for the past three months and is struggling to settle the bill which stands at N$50 000. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Emir Bayero Wants 47 Missing Kids Rescued

[Daily Trust] Kano -The Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has called on the police and other security agencies to intensify search for the 47 Kano children who are still missing. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: FKI Outreach Program Benefits Bong Orphans, Others

[Observer] Future Kids International (FKI), a not-for-profit Liberian organization, has extended its outreach program to orphans, physically challenged and other less fortunate children attending the Feleta Children's Village School and the Balamah Children's Ministry School in Bong County. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'He Was a Hero' - Grieving Mom After Son Stabbed for Protecting Girl From Matric Ritual

[News24Wire] The mother of the Eastwood Secondary School boy who was stabbed to death outside the school in Pietermaritzburg has hailed him as a hero, saying he tried to save a female student from harm. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Support Girl Child Education, Trustees Tell Nigerians As Asmaf Clocks 10

[Vanguard] Reinforcing its determination to improve the lot of the girl child in Nigeria, members of the board of trustees of the Ajesola Solarin Majekodumi Foundation, ASMAF rose from a closed door meeting with which to usher in the 10th anniversary activities of the non-governmental organization, Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 200 Youths Graduate From Dangote Refinery's Skills Acquisition Programme

[This Day] About 200 youths from Ibeju-Lekki community in Lagos State have graduated from the various skills acquisition programme organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery as a way of transforming society and providing employment opportunities for the youths. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Sex for Grades - Unilag Raises Task Force to Check Sexual Harassment, Other Offences

[Vanguard] The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a task force to address issues of sexual harassment with a view to stemming the ugly tide. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: National Devt - Why Nigeria Must Do More On Girl-Child Education - Ukoli

[Vanguard] The reigning Most Elegant Girl in Nigeria, Mary Ukoli, has charged the nation's leaders to put more efforts in the education of the girl-child so as to speed up the development of the country. (AllAfrica)

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)

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