KAMPALA, 5 July 2016 – 'When my first son with albinism was born...I didn't know what to think, but I immediately decided to love him.'
16 June 2016 - In Tanzania, most students with albinism attend school alongside peers who don’t live with this condition. The idea behind this approach is that such inclusion will ultimately eliminate discrimination against those with albinism – important in a country where as many as one in 1,400 people are affected. Albinism, which is a defect of melanin production, comes with a number of associated health problems: poor vision, functional blindness, light sensitivity and skin that is very sensitive to heat and the sun.
1 April 2016 - Melissa Stanford is 14 years old and dreams of becoming a lawyer. The sixth-grade student lives at a residential school run by the Our Lady of Kilimanjaro Sisters in northern Tanzania, where she is at the top of her class and helps the sisters take care of the younger students, some of whom have physical disabilities.
03/12/2015 - On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, SRSG Santos Pais calls for an end to violence against children with disabilities and adds her voice to the Campaign to #ENDViolence against Children with Disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.