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Seychelles:Girl Child Addresses Parliament on World Children's Day

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:36:37 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -For the first time in the history of the National Assembly of Seychelles, a 13-year-old Seychellois child addressed lawmakers on World Children's Day on a historic Monday in the tropical paradise.

Botswana:Investing in Boy Child Vital

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:13:41 GMT

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Positive upbringing of the boy child can help bring better knowledge and understanding on how to support life time partners.

Namibia:ECD Centre Opens in Lüderitz

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16:31 GMT

[New Era] Lüderitz -Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Lucia Witbooi last Friday officiated at the opening of an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Lüderitz that was renovated by Anglo American Namibia Foundation (AANF) at a cost of N$750,000.

Sudan:Presidential Assistant Appreciates Youth Role in Supporting Patriotic Values

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:47 GMT

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Tuesday the Chairman of the Sudanese National Youth Union, Mahmoud Ahmed Mohamed, and affirmed importance of the youth role in boosting the patriotic values and achieving progress via the mobilization of their energies at all domains.

South Africa:Universities in Limbo As All Goes Quiet On Student Fees

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:59:12 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Exams written in tents; cash rewards for information about people destroying campus property; ongoing student arrests. Beyond these aspects, end-of-year exams at South Africa's universities are proceeding relatively peacefully. Behind the scenes, though, there is considerable uncertainty as to what the future holds. Decisions have to be made by December about student fees for 2018, but there's still no word from the Department of Higher Education as to what its recommendations will be. Following rumours of

Kenya:Kenya Leads in Child Nutrition

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:13:53 GMT

[Nation] Children in Kenya are fed the best diets in Africa, according to a World Health Organization report.

South Africa:Family of Boy Who Died in School Pit Toilet 'Denied Justice'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:39:55 GMT

[News24Wire] The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court heard on Tuesday.

Rwanda:How Young Business Leaders Platform Will Benefit Rwanda

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:21:31 GMT

[New Times] Foreign Direct Investments in the country could rise in coming days with the country's increased affiliation to a global organisation dubbed Young Presidents' Organisation.

Ethiopia:Children Involvement Said Critical for Social Wellbeing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:34:51 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] Women and Children Affairs State Minister Alemitu Umod said that involving children in every development aspect, protecting from any sort of harm and providing them family, social and institutional support is critical for social wellbeing.

Burundi:'A Child-a Roof, Far From Being Reality in Burundi' Says Activist

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:33:24 GMT

[Iwacu] The number of street children in different cities of Burundi grows day by day. Children's rights activist asks for the government's collaboration to improve their living conditions.

Gambia:Street Children Empowerment Organisation Donates to Children

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:51:32 GMT

[The Point] The Street Children Empowerment Organisation (SCEO) on Saturday donated various items to at least 400 children at Basori village, Kombo East District.

Malawi:Government Targets 54.7 Per Cent of Children for ECD Programme

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:38:19 GMT

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Dr. Jean Kalirani has said government will develop deliberate strategies aimed at increasing accessibility to early child development (ECD) services in the country.

Kenya:China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:58:09 GMT

[Focac] Nairobi -Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi's Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams.

Tanzania:Mobile Phone Technology Course Gains Momentum

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:47:15 GMT

[Daily News] ABOUT 12 students of an electrical and mobile maintenance course have completed their theoretical and practical training through VSOMO application powered by Airtel and VETA.

Africa:'Don't Let Adults Off the Hook, Keep Raising Your Voices - ' Kids 'Take Over' UN for World Children's Day

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:40:28 GMT

[UN News] It's official, kids have taken over... at least for today - World Children's Day - celebrated annually on 20 November, which this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and also saw young people take over roles in government, media, and even at the United Nations, to raise awareness about issues important to them.

Nigeria:World Children's Day - Invest More in Children, Unicef Urges Nigerian Govt

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:15:29 GMT

[Premium Times] In celebration of the World Children's Day, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, has highlighted the importance of investing in every child in Nigeria.

Liberia:Naymote Enhances Role of Youth in Political Process

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:29:42 GMT

[Observer] NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development has continued to intensify its youth peace and reconciliation dialogues among young people in political parties and statutory youth organizations. The dialogue was held to develop a sense of oneness among young people from different political intuitions as well as to garner their opinions on the lessons learned during the first round of the 2017 elections and how these lessons can be used to inform decisions during the runoff and future elections to prevent elect

Malawi:Malawi On Right Track On Early Childhood Development - - Minister Kalilani

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:11:54 GMT

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Dr Jean Kalilani has hinted that the county has made tremendous progress in service delivery on Early Childhood Development (ECD) program since 2008 and promised that government will develop deliberate strategies aimed at increasing accessibility to ECD services in the country.

Nigeria:Nigerian Charity Steps in to Help Sick Chibok Girls

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:16:42 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chibok -A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls' parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills.

Liberia:'No Real Winners in Corruption' - Children's Book Adapted for Stage

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:04:19 GMT

[OSIWA] Monrovia -In a recently released video of Gbagba: The Stage Play, a diminutive, eight-year-old Liberian child actor proclaims, "In gbagba or corruption, there are never any real winners, only losers".

South Africa:Government Institutions Continue to Fail Our Women and Children

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:00:02 GMT

[DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Shadow Minister of Women, Denise Robinson MP, during the debate on 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children

South Africa:The South African Government Has Failed Our Children

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:55:55 GMT

[DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Shadow Minister of Social Development, Bridget Masango MP, during the debate on 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women And Children in the National Assembly.

Mauritius:Education Minister Prones Leadership and Diversity Acceptance Among Young People

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:51:44 GMT

[Government of Mauritius] Leadership, communication, knowledge and acceptance of diversity are crucial values that have to be inculcated in the youth who are to become the responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Africa:Anti-Trafficking Group Wins Interpol Award for Child Sexual Exploitation Fight

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:53:48 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -An international anti-trafficking group received an Interpol award on Friday for its work tackling the sexual exploitation of children around the world.

Angola:Over 500 Cases of Early Pregnancy Recorded in Lunda Sul

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:26:20 GMT

[ANGOP] Saurimo -At least 542 of cases of early pregnancy have been recorded from January to October this year in northeastern Lunda Sul province Maternity.

Africa:International Children's Day

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:31:14 GMT

[This is Africa] Established in 1954, the International Children's Day is celebrated annually on November 20th to promote awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

Tanzania:Fighting Child Premature Deaths in Top Gear

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:35:45 GMT

[Daily News] THE Government is committed to roll out treatment guidelines, including the Kangaroo mother care approach in its district and regional hospitals to fight newborn deaths resulting from premature deliveries which currently stands at 27 per cent.

Rwanda:Parents Optimistic As Early Childhood Centre Construction Starts in Kicukiro

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:18:08 GMT

[New Times] Parents in Kicukiro District will no longer worry about where to leave their children whenever they go to work as an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre is set to be completed in the area.

Zimbabwe:New Local Film Tackles Child Exploitation

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:02:17 GMT

[The Herald] A new feature film titled "Forgiven" that unravels issues of child prostitution, bad influence and drug abuse is set to hit the screen before the end of the year.

Nigeria:MTN Sponsors First-of-Its-Kind Kiddies Mini-Marathon

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:50:05 GMT

[This Day] In its bid to encourage all-round wellness for Nigerian kids, MTN Nigeria in partnership with St Saviour's School Endowment Fund has concluded a first ever Lagos Kiddies Marathon event for kids aged between 5-15 years in Lagos.