ZIMBABWE: Unlicensed and outdoors or no school at all

23rd July 2010, Epworth - Simbarashe Choga, 65, a retired teacher, is the local butcher in Epworth, some 20km northeast of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare; he is also the principal of the primary school he runs out of his shop."My teachers keep their records and other materials at my butchery, which operates as our head office because, as you can see, there are no buildings here," Choga told IRIN. "We have a total enrolment of 182 pupils from the first to the seventh grades, and the majority of them learn outside." Most of the houses in Epworth have no running water or electricity and the area is best known for its high levels of crime. Choga insisted that his institution had been registered by t...

Eritrea: President Opens International Youth Symposium

Asmara, 22 July 2010— President Isaias Afwerki today opened the International Youth Symposium at Hotel Asmara Palace under the theme: "Common Understanding on Peace and Stability, as well as Sustainable Development." In an opening speech, the President pointed out that the symposium is the continuation of the 4th ERI-Youth Festival, and that it reminds the responsibility of the youth in the region towards meeting the challenges being encountered at the regional and global level through strengthening common friendship. He also wished success to the conference. Meanwhile, in a seminar he conducted under the title "Current Challenges, Peace and Reconstruction of the country and ...

Child Health On African Union Agenda

Pretoria, 22 July 2010 — President Jacob Zuma will this weekend lead a South African delegation to the 15th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, which is expected to address Africa's poor maternal care record. The summit's theme is Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa, which is in line with South Africa's continued commitment to working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which includes promoting maternal and child health. The theme further demonstrates Africa's commitment to accelerating a reduction in maternal and child mortality. Zuma and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi are to participate in a discussion on the ma...

Sudan: Unicef Signs Child Protection Pact With Key Rebel Group

Darfur, July 21, 2010 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today signed a child protection agreement, which includes ending the recruitment of child soldiers, with a major rebel group in the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur. Under the memorandum of understanding, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) committed itself to "actively support UNICEF work on the protection and well-being of children affected by the conflict in Darfur." GA_googleFillSlot( "AllAfrica_Story_InsetA" ); The agency has called the agreement - which gives UNICEF access to JEM bases - a concrete step towards creating a detailed plan of action. GA_googleCreateDomIframe('google_ads_div_Al...

Senegal: a report on child migrations

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Terre des hommes: 50 years helping children

The Swiss NGO Terre des Hommes takes care of children since its foundation on July 22, 1960. For more information, please consult the source text in French.

Meeting of Executive Managerial Group (EMG) of the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) concluded

20th July West and Central Africa - From 5th to 7th of July 2010 a think tank workshop was held on the project called: “Reducing the exploitation of working children in West Africa”, which brought together the EMG members of the AMWCY and their partners. The meeting was organized by Save the Children Finland with the following objectives: assessment of the project progress, priority analysis, and the formulation of recommendations on how to continue the program. Other NGOs also took part to this meeting: BIT, Enda TM, Plan, Terre des Hommes and UNICEF. All participants worked in groups to establish how to achieve the program objectives, and who should take the lead on the agreed activit...

In Senegal, children take part to a Forum on Environment

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Youth initiatives to promote HIV prevention in Africa

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Child Labour: the plague of Congo-Brazzaville

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