The Gender Ministry will set up a strategic intervention programme for improving the lives of children in Uganda. The announcement was made on Thursday during the National Thanksgiving Day for Children at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

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Thursday, 24 November 2011 07:24

NAMIBIA: Favouring a Child Can Be Poisonous

 

Children depend on parents to provide a stable environment. However, when parents start favouring one child over another, the less fovoured get less perplexed and will ask where they went wrong.

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Tuesday, 08 November 2011 18:23

NAMIBIA: Govt to Engage Germany On Children

 

Cabinet has resolved to officially ask the German and other European governments to take back children who were brought to Namibia for rehabilitation after they were convicted of crimes in their countries of origin.

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Friday, 04 November 2011 06:35

MADAGASCAR: Twins taboo splits a community

 

A centuries old practice of putting newborn twins up for adoption is dividing residents in the Madagascan coastal town of Mananjary as surely as the siblings are separated from their parents. It is said that twins bring bad luck and violence to parents and the community.

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Response to the needs of vulnerable children in Nigeria, especially in such vital areas as education, health, shelter and care, legal protection, food and nutrition, psychosocial support and household economic strengthening has been quit ineffective. This has made communities and households providing the safety net to these children live in perpetual struggle to cope with the high burden of care required by such vulnerable children.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 07:19

SWAZILAND: Will social services continue?

 

Swaziland’s parliamentarians are questioning the purpose of a social safety net covering children, the elderly and the disabled. One dismissed it as little more than a public relations exercise, but in the teetering economy the recipients often depend on these small grants and pensions for survival.

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The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare will bring all South Sudanese children stranded in Khartoum to their motherland within the next 100 days.

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In a move to improve the savings culture and boost investments in the country, government plans to rollout a financial literacy campaign in schools.

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There are currently 174 babies in correctional centres around South Africa and, as a result, Correctional Services Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is concerned about the situation and will launch South Africa's first Mother and Baby Care unit at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in the Western Cape on Thursday, 18 August 2011, at 10h00.

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Despite government efforts to improve the living conditions of children, particularly through social grants, almost two-thirds of all South African children live in poverty.

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