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Nigeria:11 Million Children Enrolled for Early Child Education in Two Years - Report

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:22:03 GMT

[Premium Times] The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says no fewer than 11.06 million kids enrolled for early child care development education in the country from 2014 to 2016.

Sudan:Defense - Govt Committed Child and Woman Rights in Conflict Area

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:25:49 GMT

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister for Defense, Lt Gen Ali Mohamed Salim, on Sunday said Sudan remains committed to observing child and woman rights in conflict areas as enshrined in charters and conventions.

Uganda:Uganda Calls for Improved Child Protection At International Summit

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:49:35 GMT

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Uganda Government has called on international partners to aggressively implement strategies that safeguard children against violence so as to enable the young generation achieve their full potential.

Uganda:9 Arrested Over Youth Livelihood Funds

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:23:08 GMT

[Monitor] Butaleja -Police in Butaleja District have arrested nine youth over failure to pay back the money they received under the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) in 2013.

South Africa:Mother Warns Pupils After Child Fights Off Kidnappers

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:34:09 GMT

[News24Wire] A Strand mother has warned children to be extra vigilant when walking home from school after she and others came to the rescue of a girl who was almost kidnapped by two men, led by a woman who pretended to be in distress.

Nigeria:Okorocha Orders Arrest of Parents Whose Children Hawk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:03:37 GMT

[Guardian] Owerri -Henceforth, all parents, whose children of school age hawk, will be arrested and prosecuted, governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said, disclosing that enabling law to that effect has been passed by the state House of Assembly.

Ethiopia:Association Calls On Youth to Develop Responsible Social Media Use

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:59:44 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-Addis Ababa Youth Association said the youths should be shaped properly to make them use social media for the good of the society and to enable them tackle the cynical ambitions of destructive forces.

Gambia:CPA Condemns Child Scavenging

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:11:52 GMT

[Foroyaa] The Child Protection Alliance CPA, has condemned the act of child scavengers in the country.

Eritrea:Youth Trained in Various Skills

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:56:43 GMT

[Shabait] Mendefera -Training on various skills was provided to 75 youth in the sub-zones of Emni-Haili and Adi-Quala.

South Africa:KwaZulu Natal School Finds Effective System Against Bullying

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:23:48 GMT

[News24Wire] A school in KwaZulu-Natal is taking innovative steps to eradicate the trend of school bullying.

Nigeria:Develop Yourselves for Leadership, Saraki's Aide Tells Youth

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:07:13 GMT

[Daily Trust] Mr Douglas Osagie, a Legislative Aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki has advised Nigerian youth to develop themselves for leadership positions.

Africa:Africa to Have 840 Million Youth By 2050 - Adesina

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:26:37 GMT

[Daily Trust] President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has said statistics show that Africa is projected to have over 840 million youth by 2050 with the continent having the youngest population on earth.

Ethiopia:Why Parliament Bans Adoption of Children By Foreigners

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:39:08 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] According to a recent report by BBC, Ethiopia was among the biggest source countries for international adoptions by US citizens, accounting for about 20 per cent of the total. The most prominent of the adoption cases is that of Zahara Marley, who were adopted by the most famous Hollywood celebrities, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, back in 2005. Zahara's maternal grandmother once stated that Zahara was so "very fortunate" to have been adopted by Jolie.

Liberia:Youth and Sports Begins Audit to Ascertain Status of Ministry

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:57:46 GMT

[Observer] The Ministry of Youth & Sports has begun measures to reform the entity, a release signed by the director of public affairs, N. Macaulay Paykue, said yesterday.

Rwanda:Mothers on Nurturing Vulnerable Children Under SOS Children's Villages

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:54:14 GMT

[New Times] At the start of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Marie Theogene Muteteli was a newlywed basking in marital bliss.

Zimbabwe:Is Castration of Paedophiles Long Overdue?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:11 GMT

[The Herald] Dismissing, two years ago, an appeal against sentence by Sikunda Dube (57) who is serving a 20-year jail term for raping and impregnating his neighbour's 16-year-old daughter, High Court judge Justice Francis Bere called for the enactment of a law that approves castration as punishment for paedophiles.

Nigeria:APC Mourns Death of 21 Bauchi Students

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:27:27 GMT

[This Day] Abuja -The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed sympathy over the tragic death of 21 students, three teachers and a driver of Government Secondary School (GSS) Misau, Bauchi following a ghastly motor accident while returning from an educational excursion in Kano State on Tuesday.

Nigeria:Group Donates Libraries to Rural Schools in Edo

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:53:54 GMT

[Guardian] Benin City -A Non-Governmental Organisation, Global Care Foundation International (GCFI) has donated libraries to three rural schools in Edo State.

Nigeria:22 Students Die in Kano Auto Crash

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:53:50 GMT

[Daily Trust] Kano -No fewer than 22 students of the Government Secondary School Misau in Bauchi State died in an auto crash on the Bauchi-Kano road yesterday.

Namibia:A Valentine's Fundraiser for Education

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:38:51 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -You may not be aware, but today is Valentine's Day. The day is celebrated every year on February 14. It is believed to be the day when people show their affection for another person, with people sending cards, flowers or chocolates to one another with messages of love.

South Sudan:Civil War Drives More Children Onto the Streets, Into Work

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:56 GMT

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Aweil -In the capital Juba, up to 3,000 children live on the street, and that number is increasing daily

Nigeria:Nigeria Lags Behind in Early Childhood Development

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:31:48 GMT

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -It was break time and the pupils of AUD Elementary School, Isale-Agbara, Osogbo in Osun State moved around the 'playground' full of excitement, energy and happiness. Their school bore a resemblance to an expensive private school given the aesthetics and the serenity of the environment. There were many play materials for the children and they were enjoying themselves. Some teachers stayed near them to ensure that the pupils were safe as they played.

Namibia:Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:20:21 GMT

[Namibian] Omaheke region farmer Marina Lamprecht donated 240 kilogrammes of maize meal to the Otjivero Primary School last Friday after food for the government's school-feeding programme did not arrive.

Sudan:Sessions of Khartoum Youth Union Conference Begin

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:08:56 GMT

[SNA] Khartoum -Sessions of 8th Conference of National Union for Youth in Khartoum State commenced. Tuesday.

Nigeria:50 Percent Nigerian Children Engage in Child Labour - NBS

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:33:29 GMT

[Daily Trust] The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) says about 50.8 per cent of Nigerian children, ages between five and 17, are involved in child labour.

Ethiopia:Is Growing Youth Population Threat or Opportunity?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:32:29 GMT

[Ethiopian Herald] In Africa, the number of young generation is rapidly rising. Specifically, the case is similar in Ethiopia where more than 30 percent of the population is young people. Some experts consider the situation as opportunity for development while others see it as a threat to the economic and social well-being of a society. What are their justifications?

Namibia:Ministry Unable to Sustain Youth Projects

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:19:36 GMT

[New Era] Ongwediva -The Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture is unable to fund youth projects in nine regions despite equipping young people with project management skills at the start of last year.

Namibia:Youth to Set Up Zinc Processing Factory

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:04:01 GMT

[New Era] Omuthiya -The Oshikoto Youth Forum Organisation has unveiled plans for the construction of a zinc processing factory at Enzile village in Omuntele constituency, which will create employment for 40 young people.

South Sudan:UNICEF - 'Child Soldiers Want to Continue Their Education'

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:48:00 GMT

[Deutsche Welle] Roughly 19,000 children are still part of armed groups today in South Sudan. On the international day against the use of child soldiers, we spoke to UNICEF about the future of these children.

Congo-Kinshasa:Girls Targeted for Recruitment As Child Soldiers

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:31:36 GMT

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -CHILDREN'S rights groups are concerned at the forcible recruitment of girls as child soldiers as well as their sexual abuse at the ranks of armed groups.