25 January 2017 – Members of the National Commission for Childhood in Moral Danger, Delinquent or Abandoned yesterday, January 24, 2016 met during it's 2017 session to examine and validate a draft national policy document on the protection of children in Cameroon. While opening the session in the presence of other Cabinet Ministers, the Minister of Social Affairs, Pauline Iréne Nguene, reiterated the importance of the document as it falls within government's goal to protect the right of children. Experts explained that the social, cultural and economic evolution of the society has brought a change in the family and society with a disorganization of life styles and traditional systems of child care, education and protection. As such, the family and community milieu which were in the first place traditionally supposed to ensure the protection of children can no more meet the challenges of the time. With the government is not able to meet all the needs of child protection, children find themselves in a situation where they have to adopt defensive or protective mechanisms which materialise in behaviours that jeopardise their future, that of the community and the nation.
PRETORIA, 24 January 2017 - To improve learner literacy levels, President Jacob Zuma has urged parents who are able read to do so with their children to inspire a love of learning in the country's future leaders.
MAROUA/BATOURI, 10 January 2017 - “My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the time,” she said.
09 January 2017 - The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.
08 January 2017 - Photographs from Egypt showing the ‘engagement ceremony’ of a seven-year-old boy to his four–year-old cousin are sparking outrage on social media — and highlighting that country’s continued failure to eradicate child marriage.
14 January 2017 - A Sub-Saharan Africa Study Report on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) was launched recently at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Harare by the Honourable Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, Dr Walter Mzembi, who is also the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Africa Chairperson, and the African Union Candidate for the position of UNWTO Secretary General. The launch was a joint initiative by ECPAT International and the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) and the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry.
9 January 2017 - At first sight, he looks reserved but when you engage him, he is conversational and humorous. At Maanyi Sub-county in Mityana District is where I met Tito Sserwadda, 50, who had come to attend a get-together workshop ahead of Forum for Women in Democracy's celebrations to mark their 21st anniversary.
8 January 2017 - Sunday marks a 1,000 days since 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from a school in the country's northeast by Boko Haram fighters.
8 January 2017 - Three years after the National Health Act was signed into law in 2014, the much anticipated benefits are yet to be felt by Nigerians.
8 January 2017 - A project by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP), 'Let the Children Stay in School', is positively impacting on the enrolment of children in schools chiefly because of such strategies as making sure that the learning environments are friendly, inclusive and conducive.