18 August 2015 - An estimated half a million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa's education system, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on August 18 2015 at a joint event with South Africa's Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg.

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7 August 2015 - It was a gathering of champions yesterday when the Special Olympics Nigeria hosted the 42 Athletes, who won a total of 71 medals for the country at the just concluded World Games in Los Angeles, United States.

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25 JULY 2015 - First Lady Esther Lungu has warned that Zambia is doing itself a de-service by denying children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in day-to-day activities.

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11 November 2012 - Sentayehu Feleqe,14, is a grade nine student. He came from Tullubolo, Oromia to Cheshire's Menagesha Rehabilitation Centre to get treatment for his leg illness.

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4 October 2012 - Art programmes have widely been considered unaffordable luxuries by Swaziland's public schools, but one school has broken from the pack, using art to improve academic performance and economic prospects for students with disabilities.

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21 September 2012 - It was only when her daughter, then five years old, was playing near railway tracks in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, and failed to hear the whistle of an oncoming train that Marie Louise Rasoamanalina, 46, realized the child had hearing difficulties.

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26 July 2012 - Being young and poor in South Africa is already tough. Add a disability to that equation and watch the difficulties multiply. Apart from various practical challenges to mobility and accessibility, the prospects disabled youth have for studying and finding work are often bleak.

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24 July 2012 - It is a round 10.00Am, the sun is shining and it is too hot. The city looks too busy with the comings and goings. Outside Muhanga town, about 20 women of all ages sit in groups, discussing.

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5 July 2012 – This year’s Day of the African Child was commemorated under the theme ‘The Rights of the Children with disabilities: The Duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfil’.

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Out of fear, shame and strong traditional beliefs, disabled children in Togo are often ridiculed, hidden indoors for years and neglected, cutting them off from normal life and worsening their plight.

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