21 July 2015 - The reason why Katima Mulilo resident Fanny Mahamba strangled a two-year-old girl and broke her neck on 13 February last year was because he did not want anyone to find out that he had raped her.
1 November 2013 - Kenya's lawnmowing rape sentence sends 1 million flocking to on-line protest. Over a million furious campaigners have signed a petition demanding justice after three men accused of brutally gang raping a Kenyan schoolgirl were ordered to cut grass as punishment.
The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), a children rights organisation, has called for judicial reforms in handling juvenile cases so as to create a conducive environment that will ensure children's active participation in judicial processes.
The country's first prison for young offenders will start functioning this year (2012), revealed last Sunday, in Luanda, the Minister of the Interior, Sebastião Martins.
Many children shy away from seeking justice because the court process is too strict, a state counsel has said. Mary Wangele, of the child offenders unit at the office of the DPP, said the law of evidence application does not favour children.
The Vice-President, Edward Sekandi, has called for reforms in the administration of justice for children to end unfair treatment of juveniles in detention centres. At a global conference on justice for children for Africa at Speke Resort in Munyonyo, Kampala yesterday. Sekandi said law enforcement agents use torture to extort confessions from children. He said torturing children in such ways violates international instruments on children's rights.
Child rights activists have expressed concern over the stagnation of a juvenile justice law in Somalia's self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, where officials say an average of 200 children are detained every month by police.
Parents with children serving prison sentences have been requested to visit them more frequently and contribute towards their rehabilitation process.
The fate of juveniles incarcerated at the four major remand homes in the country is worrying, child rights defenders have noted, following reports that their numbers are surging amid dwindling funds.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.