25 January 2017 – Members of the National Commission for Childhood in Moral Danger, Delinquent or Abandoned yesterday, January 24, 2016 met during it's 2017 session to examine and validate a draft national policy document on the protection of children in Cameroon. While opening the session in the presence of…
PRETORIA, 24 January 2017 - To improve learner literacy levels, President Jacob Zuma has urged parents who are able read to do so with their children to inspire a love of learning in the country's future leaders.
MAROUA/BATOURI, 10 January 2017 - “My father forced me into marriage at the age of 14 – to a man I barely even knew,” Aminatou Bello, now 16, told UNFPA in Maroua, in the extreme north of Cameroon. The marriage quickly turned violent. “I was being beaten all the time,”…
09 January 2017 - The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.
08 January 2017 - Photographs from Egypt showing the ‘engagement ceremony’ of a seven-year-old boy to his four–year-old cousin are sparking outrage on social media — and highlighting that country’s continued failure to eradicate child marriage.
14 January 2017 - A Sub-Saharan Africa Study Report on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT) was launched recently at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Harare by the Honourable Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, Dr Walter Mzembi, who is also the United Nations World…
9 January 2017 - At first sight, he looks reserved but when you engage him, he is conversational and humorous. At Maanyi Sub-county in Mityana District is where I met Tito Sserwadda, 50, who had come to attend a get-together workshop ahead of Forum for Women in Democracy's celebrations to…
8 January 2017 - Sunday marks a 1,000 days since 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from a school in the country's northeast by Boko Haram fighters.