26 September 2017 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday recommended six months paid maternity leave and four weeks paid paternity leave to ensure healthy development of young children.

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MONTREAL, 28 June 2017 - Following the decision of the award committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), the 2017 ISCI Impact Award was given to the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) today at a special ceremony held at the 6th International Conference of ISCI in Montreal, Canada. The event was held in the presence of members of ISCI and several other senior scholars and renowned researchers from across the world attending the Conference.

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ACCRA, 21 May 2017 - More than one million African children have benefitted from social enterprise development in Africa in the last five years, according to a new report released by Reach for Change Africa.

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22 May 2017 - It is therefore imperative that individual countries and Africa as a whole work towards creating a better place for children to flourish.

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16 May 2017 - Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of the region’s young people live without quality health care or decent housing.

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 May 2017 - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), in collaboration with Graça Machel Trust, launched the 4th edition of its flagship report series today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report entitled “The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, Getting It Rights: Bridging the gap between policy and practice” examines efforts being made in various African countries to implement children’s rights and ensure their wellbeing. It reveals that while governments have made significant stride to put appropriate laws and policies, weak enforcement remains a major barrier to enhance children’s protection from abuse and exploitation and ensure their overall wellbeing.

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ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 - /African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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NIGERIA: Sokoto Gets Forum on Child Rights

27 January 2017 - Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has inaugurated a 17-man Advocacy and Community Engagement Forum to promote child rights, survival, development and protection.

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KADUNA, 25 January 2017 - About one million Nigerian children die every year mostly from preventable diseases including pneumonia, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B infection, whooping cough, measles and meningitis among others, the President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Dr. Ngozi Ibeziako has said.

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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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