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Little progress for world’s poorest children despite gains – UNICEF

A new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has urged urgent action and a recommitment to child rights to address age-old and emerging threats. The report –...

UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 years of child rights treaty

Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact,...

The truth behind India’s viral photo that got a girl into school

A five-year-old in the southern city of Hyderabad was enrolled in school after a photo of her peeking into a classroom sparked an outcry. BBC Telugu's Deepthi Bathini reports...

Nine-year-old child to graduate university with bachelor’s degree in December

A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor's degree at the tender age of 9. Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of...

Driver’s mate jailed three years for defiling minor

A driver’s mate who defiled a 14 year old girl, has been sentenced to a three year jail term with  hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court. Richard Gyamfi, aged...

Call for anti-child marriage education campaign to be intensified

Stakeholders at a forum to discuss strategies on how best to end child marriages, are calling for a paradigm shift in the approach to deal with the social canker...

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children

At least 200,000 children are among more than half a million people affected by flooding in Somalia, the United Nations children agency said, calling for decisive action to help...

CNC /UNICEF educates communities on child protection campaign

The Western Regional Director of the Center for National Culture, Mr. Ebo Kessie has called for the proper upbringing of the child to unearth their God-given potentials for the...

Ghana to mark National Youth Day on November 1

The day is set aside by the Africa Union Commission to increase awareness and recognise young Africans as critical agents of positive change. Addressing the media at the mid-week briefing...

Sexual Exploitation: Be bold to report online predators

The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has encouraged children and the youth to be bold in reporting persons who subject them to sexual exploitation and expose them to...

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Africa

Rwanda begins experimental vaccination against Ebola

Rwanda has launched its first large-scale vaccination campaign against the Ebola virus. Rwanda's Health Minister, Diane Gashumba, said at least, 200 thousand people will be...

Deadly flooding in Uganda kills at least 16

Deadly flooding in Uganda has claimed at least 16 lives, the Red Cross says, as the region reels from weeks of rain. Rescuers have been...

World

Finnish minister Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest PM

Finland's Sanna Marin is to become the world's youngest prime minister at the age of 34. The transport minister was picked by her Social Democratic...

North Korea carries out ‘very important test’

North Korea says it has carried out a "very important test" at a satellite-launching site. The KCNA state news agency said the results would be...