Windhoek, 21 June 2017 -- Justine Asser’s dream is to help improve the lives of less fortunate children, especially those living on the streets.
A final-year student at the College of the Arts she is one of the youth we spoke to in order to gauge their understanding of the origin and essence of the Day of the African Child.

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:09

SENEGAL: Scant progress on talibé problem

21 March 2014 - Despite pledges by the Senegalese government to end child begging and to crack down on the Koranic schools that exploit the tens of thousands of boys, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on 19 March that very little has been done.

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28 November 2012 - Facing hardship, families in Benin are sending their children to work in sometimes brutal conditions in neighbouring Nigeria.

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Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has decried the number of African children dying as a result of their inability to access safe drinking water and sanitation.

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Friday, 17 February 2012 07:54

KENYA: More Children Going Hungry - Survey

 

The number of children suffering from malnutrition in Kenya has increased in the last decade.

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UNICEF, the national office for disaster response and other humanitarian partners are gearing up their relief operation for people affected by cyclone Giovanna that struck Madagascar today.

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Friday, 10 February 2012 06:39

KENYA: "Gold mining beats school any day"

 

At a waterlogged gold mine in western Kenya’s Migori District, 14-year-old Jacob*, one of 15,000 children toiling in the region’s pits, scours the water for glistering flakes, a job he says beats going to school on an empty stomach.

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The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure which was adopted at the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, will be open for signature at a signing ceremony to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 February 2012 and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters.

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Leading chocolate maker, Hershey Company, has announced a scheme aimed at addressing the illegal use of child labour in the cocoa industry in West Africa.

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Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack - the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike.

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