If Africa is to keep pace with an unprecedented demographic transition - African's under-18 population will reach 750 million by 2030 - scaled-up investment in health, education and women's protection and empowerment will be needed or the continent will face a 'bleak' future, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Thursday.

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October 30 - The children of today, endowed with extraordinary potential, represent the future and, will be called upon to take over the helm of Mauritius, said the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today in Triolet.

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17 September 2017 - Margaret Musonda’s campaign against the abuse of children in Zambia has drawn comparisons with globally renowned children’s rights activist, Pakistani Malala Yousafzai.

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16 September 2017 - Maputo, a 17-year-old, albino boy was killed and his brain removed for what is believed to be used in witchcraft in Mozambique, local news reports said.

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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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1st August 2013 -  Through its two civil wars, Liberia became synonymous with the carnage wrought by armies of child soldiers. Ten years after the end of the fighting, the legacy casts a sizeable shadow over the country.

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Report of the Secretary General on the question of the death penalty


Deadline 10 April 2012



In view of the Secretary General's forthcoming report on the question of the death penalty to the 21st session of the Human Rights Council (Sep 2012), you are invited to share information (maximum 1500 words) covering relevant developments since 1 July 2011 on the question of the death penalty.

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In its decision 18/117 adopted on 28 September 2011, the Human Rights Council requested "the Secretary-General to continue to submit to the Human Rights Council, in consultation with Governments, specialized agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, a yearly supplement to his quinquennial report on capital punishment and the implementation of the safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty, paying special attention to the imposition of the death penalty on persons younger than 18 years of age at the time of the offence, on pregnant women and on persons with mental or intellectual disabilities."

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2 October 2012 - OPINION. The African Union's ministers in charge of youth have underscored the need to harness the potential of the youthful population on the continent for its transformation.

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Somalia marks it 52nd year of independence. Some would argue that Somalia is in a far dire state than in colonial times, after a collapse of the central government in 1991, conflict has ravaged the horn of Africa nation.

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The Patron of the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA) has called for more support to ensure that integrated reproductive health and services related to HIV prevention continue to be provided across the country.

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