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Nigeria: 2.9 Million Children Benefit From Govt's School Feeding Programme

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:32:28 GMT

[Premium Times] At Alsarudeen Elementary School Osogbo, feeding time with vendors serving

Namibia: Youth Bulge Could Lead to Conflict

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:58:01 GMT

[Namibian] IF THE expectations and aspirations of Namibia's youthful population are not met, the country could become conflict-ridden, a report released last week by the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies concludes.

South Africa: Lesufi Issues Warning to School Bullies

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:13:38 GMT

[News24Wire] Following the recent bullying incidents at various schools across Gauteng, MEC Panyaza Lesufi says anyone who wants to bully and harm other learners will be removed from the school.

Nigeria: Buhari Feeds Three Million School Kids

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:16:07 GMT

[This Day] Over 19,000 schools and about three million pupils have so far been covered under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Kenya: Drive Launched to Keep Youth Away From Crime

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:02:15 GMT

[Nation] The Kenya Red Cross has embarked on a programme aimed at preventing the youth from joining gangs and terror groups by helping them get jobs.

Botswana: Pupils Face High Risk

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:04:08 GMT

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Child pedestrians are among the highest risk group for road traffic accidents, Bophirima Ward councillor, Mr Kagiso Mongwaketse.

South Africa: Infant, Toddler Among Family Killed in Dam Crash

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:20:55 GMT

[News24Wire] A 10-month old baby and 3-year-old child were among seven family members who were killed when their car crashed into a dam in Mapumulo, KwaZulu-Natal, IPSS Medical Rescue said on Monday.

Sudan: South Darfur's Shattaya Youth Condemn Visit By Sudanese President

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:25:57 GMT

[Radio Dabanga] Shattaya -During his visit to Shattaya in South Darfur on Friday, President Omar Al Bashir called on the people of Darfur to unite, reconcile and cooperate to achieve peace and stability. The youth in the locality denounced the visit.

Nigeria: 2,9 Million Children, 19,000 Schools Benefited From Govt's Feeding Programme

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:31:30 GMT

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has spent N6,643,432,789 for the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

Egypt: Refugee School in Cairo Struggles to Educate Children

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:08:47 GMT

[VOA] Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using a mixture of patience and kindness to educate refugee children from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, local and international NGOs, and church groups also contribute in the struggle to educate the children.

Zimbabwe: 'Perform a David Goliath Act Against Mugabe,' Youth Urged

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:10:40 GMT

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire has urged young people to "to perform a 'David Goliath act' against President Robert Mugabe's oppressive rule", a report says.

South Africa: 19-Year-Old Drowns in Vaal River

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:11:55 GMT

[News24Wire] A 19-year-old man drowned in the Vaal River, south of Johannesburg, on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said.

South Africa: Boy, 4, Drowns in Swimming Pool

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:50:33 GMT

[News24Wire] A four-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in Helderkruin, west of Johannesburg, on Sunday night, paramedics have confirmed.

South Africa: Don't Let Economic Exclusion Be the Heritage of Our Children Too

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:48:02 GMT

[DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) building in Newtown, Johannesburg. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho, and DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt'sekhe.

Zimbabwe: Dilemma of Social Media, Child Protection

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:21:14 GMT

[The Herald] A multi-sectorial dialogue led by the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, selected line ministries, United Nations agencies and several developmental partners in an effort to set parameters to address the problem of child prostitution now endemic in the country will be held in Harare.

Nigeria: Ijaw Youths Reject Proposed Bill to Regulate Civil Society Groups

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:03:00 GMT

[This Day] Yenagoa -Ijaw youths yesterday rejected a bill in the National Assembly aimed at regulating the activities of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria.

South Africa: 50 Learners Treated for Food Poisoning After Eating Muffins At School

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:01:45 GMT

[News24Wire] Fifty learners were treated for food poisoning after eating muffins at a high school in Mokopane, Limpopo, paramedics said on Saturday.

Africa: Child Sex Traffickers Turn to Rural Areas, Internet for Business

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:16:29 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bogota -Working undercover in bars and brothels across Southeast Asia to combat child sex slavery, campaigner Kevin Campbell has posed many times as a tourist looking to buy sex with a girl.

Malawi: World-Renowned Malawi Woman Chief Cracks Whip On Child Marriages

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:33:20 GMT

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -MALAWI has the unenviable reputation as the country with one of the highest rates of child marriages in the world. Some girls as young as nine have been forced mostly by families into these outlawed unions. In a country that has outlawed marriages below the age of 18, but where customs supersede the law, traditional chiefs are under fire for their involvement in overseeing such marriages. To be born in this Southern African country that ranks among the poorest in the world and has worrying HIV/AIDS statist

South Africa: 15-Year-Old Joburg Pupil Stabbed By Fellow Learner Dies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:57:25 GMT

[News24Wire] The 15-year-old Johannesburg pupil who was stabbed with a screwdriver by a fellow pupil at school on Friday, has died, police said on Thursday.

Nigeria: Ilorin Youth Games Feat Excites Governor Emmanuel

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:11:10 GMT

[This Day] Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Monday Ebong Uko, has expressed appreciations to Governor Udom Emmanuel for making it possible for the state to emerge second out of the 34 states and Abuja that participated in the National Youth Games in Ilorin. Akwa Ibom athletes won 16 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze medals

South Africa: Girls, Aged 5 and 6, Rescued After Traumatic Rape Ordeal

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:11:03 GMT

[News24Wire] Two girls who were abducted and raped in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, were rescued on Thursday morning after a large scale search saw officers combing the area by air and on the ground.

Nigeria: Kebbi - 400 Almajiri Children Enroll in School

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:18:55 GMT

[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -Over 400 almajiri children have been enrolled in a mass literacy programme initiated by the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bagudu, for less privileged children.

Rwanda: International Day of Peace Marked With Call on Youth to Foster Unity

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:48:52 GMT

[New Times] Rwandans yesterday joined the rest of the world in marking the International Day of Peace, with a call to the youth to embrace the culture of peace-making and for adults to nurture it among the young.

Uganda: 1,000 Youth to Benefit From Shs18b EU Support

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:20:40 GMT

[Monitor] Kampala -The European Union (EU) has extended Euros 4.3 million (about Shs18.4 b) to finance income generating projects for the unemployed young people in Kampala.

Africa: Bold Spirit of the Youth Can Drive Continent Forward

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:56:05 GMT

[Daily Maverick] A revolution is brewing in the hearts and minds of Africa's youth. By JODI WILLIAMS.

Nigeria: Nge to Offer Scholarships to Children in IDP Camps

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:14:42 GMT

[This Day] The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) says it plans to offer scholarships to children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the country.

South Africa: Parents Urged to Vaccinate Children

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:16:53 GMT

[] Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has warned that his department may not achieve its set targets if anti-vaccine lobby groups continue to mislead parents about the efficacy of immunisation.

South Africa: Provincial Detectives and NIU Pounce On Child Murder Suspects in Hanover Park

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:46:17 GMT

[SAPS] In our quest to bring perpetrators of serious violent crimes to book, organised crime detectives accompanied by NIU members descended on several addresses in Hanover Park in the early hours of this morning. They arrested two suspects in connection with the murder of a 16-year-old teenager who was shot and killed near a tuck shop in August 2017. Three other suspects were taken in for questioning. The two suspects, both aged 20, have been charged with murder and will appear in court soon. Police will continu

South Africa: Minister Debbie Schäfer On Learners Testing Positive for Drugs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:36:37 GMT

[Govt of SA] Minister Schafer concerned as 66.7% of learners tested for drugs were positive