Child grant is not enough

2017-11-19 05:58

One in three children are not living with their biological parents, indicative of the fragmentation of families in SA.

Liberia's controversial school reforms divide the nation a year on

2017-10-20 17:45

On a weekday morning in Cecelia Dunbar school, a bumpy hour's drive from Liberia's capital, a group of seven-year-olds concentrate on their maths lesson, seated at individual wooden desks.

Boko Haram: UN warning over school closures in NE Nigeria

2017-09-29 11:13

Most schools in the state worst-hit by the Boko Haram conflict remain shut, the UN says, blaming the jihadists for deliberating targeting education.

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children: UN

2017-09-15 17:01

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations has said.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Nigeria

2017-08-23 06:20

News24 takes a look at how powerful Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office.

Love hotels targeted to fight HIV among Cameroon's teens

2017-07-25 16:00

The two big maps show the districts of the northern Cameroonian town of Guider along with its brothels, nightclubs and other seedy spots to identify places from where Aids could spread among adolescents.

More than 200 000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

2017-06-25 10:03

The UN's health agency and their children's fund say the number of suspected cases in a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen now exceeds 200 000.

Unicef names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

2017-06-20 13:03

The UN children's agency has appointed its youngest goodwill ambassador - Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan.

UN report: Migrants sending billions more home

2017-06-15 12:06

A new UN report says migrants are sending home billions of dollars more than they did a decade ago which is helping lift their families out of poverty - and it says the rate of growth in remittances is almost double the increase in migration.

Children raped in DRC militia violence: UN

2017-06-14 21:15

The United Nations says it has documented dozens of cases of serious child abuse including rape and kidnap in five days of violence by Congolese militias.


In DRC, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

2017-11-18 14:18

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery.

DRC children find refuge in Zambia

2017-10-09 07:59

As fighting rages in the central African nation, almost two-thirds of the Democratic Republic of Congo's refugees arriving in Zambia are children.

US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Orphaned kids build new lives after Sierra Leone's mudslides

2017-08-24 19:05

Hundreds of orphaned children must build new lives after Sierra Leone's mudslides as child trafficking a concern.

UN: Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017

2017-08-22 16:29

Unicef is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compares to all of 2016.

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

2017-07-21 14:18

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back; 'I never thought I'd be here'.

PICTURES: US envoy to Sudan pushes for aid in ex-rebel bastion

2017-06-20 16:10

The top US envoy in Sudan has pushed for more access to deliver humanitarian aid to Golo as he visited the former rebel stronghold in war-torn Darfur under tight security.

UN says aid to 9 million Syrian children in peril

2017-06-17 12:22

Unicef is warning that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to nine million Syrian children, both in their country and in neighbouring states.

US among world's worst for youth well-being

2017-06-15 08:01

One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a Unicef that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Millions of child labourers in India

2017-06-12 13:01

Every 100m or so along a busy expressway on the outskirts of New Delhi, India's capital, you'll find a child selling boiled corn - often in sweltering 40° heat.

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