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.

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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,” she said.

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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.

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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 mark their 21st anniversary.

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Says the African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, a Biennial Report on State Accountability to Children

NAIROBI, 20 December 2016 /PRNewswire/ - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), a pan-African advocacy centre on children launched today in Dakar, Senegal, a report which highlights that despite decades of efforts, ineffectiveness of public service delivery across the board remains a major factor for low child wellbeing outcomes and poor quality of services for most children in Africa.

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CAPE TOWN - The University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute says social grants do help address some challenges facing minors living in poverty.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 09:00

AFRICA: Fighting Malnutrition

6 December 2016 - Civil society alliances from several African countries have come together to moot strategies for achieving the sustainable development goal of attaining a world free from malnutrition by 2020, writes Susan Babijja.

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MONROVIA, 4 December 2016 - In spite of all of the interventions and protocols that commit Africa to ending child marriage, figures coming out of the continent continue to be at an alarming rate and Liberia is of no exception.

 

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Monday, 12 December 2016 09:00

AFRICA: Fighting childhood cancer in Africa

2 December 2016 - Today is a day of celebration for children’s health care on the African continent as the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital shows off its completed state-of-the-art facilities to the media and VIP guests for the first time - ahead of receiving its first patients in the New Year.

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18 November 2016 - South African children are hungry and abused. The startling details are contained in a report released on Friday by the Nelson Mandela Children's Foundation.

 

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