The Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development has said the Government is working to develop and implement an integrated social protection system that will deliver multi-faceted care and support packages for health care, education, nutrition and legal protection at domestic level.

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Amid rampant killings and economic paralysis, residents in parts of Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan are eating “whatever they can find”, and have not worked in weeks, a youth in the northern district of Anyama told IRIN.

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South Africa's world-class government-led programmes are failing to reach poor children on the margins, according to child experts.

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The draft law that will establish the structure, organization and functioning of the National Children's Commission (NNC), has been forwarded to parliament.

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A new report launched today by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) measures African government’s investment in children and confirms that a country’s commitment to child rights and wellbeing is not dependent on their economic status, but rather on political will and spending priorities.

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Southern Sudan’s promise to divest its army of all children by November has to be backed by a comprehensive strategy to give them opportunities in civilian life, say analysts.

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Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), yesterday said as irresponsible as Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima's marriage to an alleged 13-year-old Egyptian girl is, he cannot be prosecuted.

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Swaziland's judiciary is concerned by an absence of detention facilities for children, which forces them to share jail cells with adult criminals.

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Twelve-year-old Rama* in Senegal’s Sédhiou region is still in school instead of wedded to a man in his 40s, after community members convinced her father to abandon the family’s plan to give her away.

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President Goodluck Jonathan has reiterated his administration's resolve to implement policies and programmes that would enable Nigerian youths to maximise their creative and productive potential.

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