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Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:30

MALAWI Outlaws Child Marriage

BLANTYRE, 25 April 2017 - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has signed a constitutional amendment raising the legal marriage age to 18. The amendment marks the final step in a years-long process in Malawi to outlaw child marriage. But rights campaigners say it is just a start, and the country must now enforce the ban.

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19 April 2017 - Government says is working on enacting a law that will criminalize child marriages in Zambia.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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DAKAR / NEW YORK / GENEVA, 12 April 2017 – The number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today.

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CAPE TOWN, 10 April 2017 - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to review why children born in South Africa to foreign parents are not automatically awarded citizenship by the Department of Home Affairs.

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MOGADISHU/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 March 2017 - As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011.

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JOHANNESBOURG, 30 Mars 2017 - Les dirigeants du Nigéria refusent d’admettre que des centaines d’enfants manquent à l’appel après avoir été kidnappés par Boko Haram dans le cadre du pire enlèvement de masse jamais perpétré par le groupe djihadiste, selon Human Rights Watch.

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