21 November 2012 – As clashes between M23 movement and the Congolese Army continue in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, children are caught on the frontlines.
20 November 2012 - The arrival of M23 rebels in the eastern Congolese city of Goma on 20 November, has triggered widespread concern over the humanitarian ramifications in a region already beset by armed conflict, widespread displacement and attacks on civilians.
15 November 2012 - Sierra Leone goes to the polls on November 17 and is making a recovery ten years after the civil war. But former child soldiers still suffer from trauma and their surviving victims are still waiting for compensation.
5 October 2012 - Teachers, the Ministry of Education and aid agencies are scrambling to provide catch-up classes to thousands of displaced children who fled northern Mali for southern towns to help them graduate this year, while those teachers and families who stayed in the north are doing the same
At first sight the group of children playing in a shaded courtyard in Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital Abidjan seem carefree. But when a defunct car exhaust blasts, they tremble. When a soldier walks past, they shudder. And they become anxious when an unknown adult approaches them.
Hundreds of children in Côte d’Ivoire were separated from their parents when people fled their villages during post-election violence in 2011, but nine months after the conflict formally ended only a quarter of those children have been reunified with their families, says the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Children with disabilities must not be forgotten during crises and conflict, UNICEF said at an international conference.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered the report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on how that country is implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on children involved in armed conflict.
A partnership of humanitarian organizations working with community volunteers in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has helped demobilize thousands of children formerly associated with armed groups in the province, says the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
On 7 January, nearly a year after conflict broke out in Libya, more than 1.2 million children returned to school, many for the first time in many months.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.