African and Caribbean Children

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Nigeria: Police Hunt for 5 Schoolgirls Kidnapped By Bandits in Niger State

[This Day] Minna -The Niger State Police Command has begun a massive search for five schoolgirls, their teacher and a security guard abducted by bandits from their Tulare Academy School, Maruba, in Mariga Local Government Area of the state last Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Unicef Focuses On Action to End Child Abuse

[ANGOP] Luanda -The representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Angola, Abubacar Sultan, said on Wednesday in Luanda that the organization is focused on eradicating abuses against children and supporting the Angolan Executive's programme of fight against poverty. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano Govt 'Repatriates 1,500 Almajiris to Neighbouring States, Countries'

[Premium Times] The Kano State Government on Friday said it has arrested and repatriated over 1,500 Almajiris back to their states and countries of origin, following a ban on street begging in the state. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Diane Russet Focuses On Underage Marriage

[This Day] Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Diane Russet, celebrates 24th birthday and releases trailer for her short film titled, "Bayi". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Crisis as Nearly 380,000 Teenagers Become Mothers

[Nation] One in five girls aged between 15 and 19 in Kenya is either pregnant or has given birth already, a new report shows. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Al-Burhan Affirms Importance of Youth Role in Development

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Sovereign Council Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al- Burhan underscored essential of youth role in development of communities and achievement of goals of sustainable development at regional and continental levels. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Training On Early Warning for Youth Underway

[Foroyaa] WANEP The Gambia together with the Office of the President and the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday began a 3-day training on early warning for youth and regional structures. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Nal'ibali and Clowns Without Borders Connect Children to Libraries Through Laughter

[Nal'ibali] Children learn best when they are happy. This is why Nal'ibali, South Africa's reading-for-enjoyment-campaign, and Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) have partnered for the second year in a row to tour their libraries roadshow aimed at building literacy bridges between schools and libraries. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Youth Urged to Embrace Legacy of Nkrumah

[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -The Assembly member for the Zoliba-Tindongo electoral area in Nabdam in the Upper East Region, Charles Taleog Ndanbon, has appealed to the citizenry particularly the youth to embrace the legacy of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Drastic Action Is Needed to Ensure a Better Future for Children

[The Conversation Africa] Remarkable progress has been made in the health and well-being of children and young people since 1990. But profound inequality means that little has changed for many in the world's poorest regions. Children around the world also face unprecedented dangers from climate disruption and unregulated commercial actors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Leaving No Child Behind in Kwara

[This Day] Kwara State -Rafiu Ajakaye explains the foundational issues that urged Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to enroll the state in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Expert Calls for Ban On Child Marriage in Nigeria

[Premium Times] The President of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Oladepo Ladipo, has called for a ban on child marriage in Nigeria to reduce complications arising from childbirth by children, such as vesicovaginal fistula (VVF). (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ayimba in Trouble for Failing to Pay Maintenance for His Four Children

[Nairobi News] Former Kenya Rugby Sevens coach Benjamin Ayimba stands accused of failing to take four children he has sired with two women. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Lagos to Remodel Farm Settlements

[This Day] The Lagos Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated the commitments of his government to remodel various agricultural estates and farm settlement across the state. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Social Development or Social Destruction? Hajiya Safiya Umar and FCT Social Development Secretariat (Sds)

[This Day] On 16th April 2019, 19 children were allegedly abducted from their church in Jiwa, Gwagwa, a small community in the forgotten suburbs of Abuja, by officials of the Social Development Secretariat (SDS), a department of the Federal Capital Development Authority, (FCDA). The children were held in the Unity Orphanage Home and Youth Support Centre in Gwagwalada and remained separated from their parents for almost 3 months, until our intervention in June 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ayawaso Central Assembly Holds Mock Parliament

[Ghanaian Times] A mock parliament aimed at instilling the spirit of cooperation and non-aggression as means of addressing perceived injustice among the youth, was on Thursday inaugurated at the Ayawaso Central municipality, in the Greater Accra Region. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Enock Mpianzi Death - Report Reveals Shocking Details

[News24Wire] A forensic report into the tragic death of Grade 8 Parktown Boys' High School pupil Enock Mpianzi revealed that an accurate roll call list, which was initially taken on departure at the school, was not available on site. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Enock Mpianzi Death - Nyati Lodge Should Be Held Responsible, Report Finds

[News24Wire] Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge should be held responsible and liable for its negligent and reckless actions which contributed to the death of Parktown Boys' High School Grade 8 pupil Enock Mpianzi, a forensic investigation has recommended. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Father Accused of Killing 7-Year-Old Daughter For Failure to Do Homework

[Monitor] Police in Kawempe, a city suburb have arrested a bricklayer on accusations of killing his seven-year-old daughter over failure to do homework. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: An Endemic Situation - Lamola On Cape Town's Child Killings

[News24Wire] An endemic situation. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Enslaved Child Domestic Workers Find Hope At Night School

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kept indoors, far from home, and unprotected by labour law, many child servants are denied an education, exploited and enslaved (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Free State Students Forced to Return Home From Wuhan

[Daily Maverick] Students studying in Wuhan have been informed by the Free State government, which sponsors their bursaries, that they are compelled to return as part of government's repatriation effort to bring South Africans in the city and the province home. Wuhan is the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak. The students say the Free State government threatened to cut off their financial aid if they do not agree. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Limpopo Learners Walk Ten Kilometres to Nearest School

[GroundUp] Over 100 learners from Ngudza, Limpopo, have been transferred to schools more than ten kilometres from their village. This after the Department of Education closed down Ramugondo Secondary School last week due to dwindling learner numbers. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Save the Children UK Accepts Sexual Misconduct Report, Apologises

[savethechildren_uk] Save the Children UK has accepted in full the findings of a Charity Commission report published today on its response to complaints against two former senior executives. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Forensic Report Reveals How School and Camp Failed Enock Mpianzi

[Daily Maverick] Questions have finally been answered over the drowning of 13-year-old Parktown Boys High School learner Enock Mpianzi, who went missing on Wednesday 15 January during a 'water activity' at the school's annual Grade 8 camp. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: North-East Is Home to 60% of Nigeria's 13m Out-of-School Children - Centre

[Vanguard] Yola -A non-governmental organisation, the African Centre for Leadership Strategy Development has said the North-East region accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the 13 million out-of-school children in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Army Clears 223 Children of Suspected Ties With Armed Groups in North East

[Vanguard] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 223 children, including 10 girls, have been cleared of suspected ties with armed groups. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Wits SRC Demands Accommodation for 300 Unplaced Students

[Daily Maverick] Wits University's Student Representative Council says almost 300 students are without accommodation, with some resorting to squatting at the university library and computer labs. Students protested in and around the university campuses demanding urgent action from management. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: One in Four Nigerian Girls Suffers Sexual Violence - UNICEF

[Daily Trust] One in four girls in Nigeria has suffered sexual violence with very few of the victims seeking professional help, a new UNICEF report titled "A New Era for Girls: Taking Stock on 25 Years of Progress", said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Boko Haram - UNICEF Excited As Army Releases 223 Children From Custody

[Vanguard] Abuja -The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, said a total of 233 including ten girls were released last night from custody by the Nigerian Army. (AllAfrica)

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)

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