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Father of 100 who finds pleasure in more kids and wives

A 94-year-old Uganda who has over hundred children still wants to give birth to extra kids, saying he finds pleasure in that. Nulu Ssemakula according to the Daily Monitor has married new four wives with his youngest wife aged 24 years. Ssemakula’s youngest child is 10 months old and he wants to have more. Currently living with 66 of his young children, some of Ssemakula’s children have grandchildren, making him a great grandfather. Despite the large number of children the Ugandan says he still hopes to have more children and…

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Nigeria frees 25 kids cleared of ties with Boko Haram

25 children with suspected ties with Boko Haram have been released by the Nigerian army. They were released on Thursday after being cleared of such suspected ties with the militant group. Boko Haram has been attacking citizens in the country’s restive northeast region, killing thousands and displacing millions. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said 23 boys and two girls were released by the army. They were handed over to authorities in Borno state which is the worst affected by the insurgency. “These are children taken away from their families…

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Nigeria: Parents protest release of their kids from slave school

Parents of almost 500 children allegedly chained, tortured and sexually assaulted at an Islamic school in Nigerian state of Kaduna have protested against their release. Police on Thursday said they had freed these children as young as five and taken them into protective custody. According to officials the building was raided after a tip-off about suspicious activity. Police described the facility as a “house of torture” and a place of human slavery. The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga told the media during the raid that some of the…

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South Africa: Top court rules against spanking children

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that smacking children amounts to abusing their rights. It said the use of corporal punishment at home violates children’s rights. The court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to resort to “reasonable and moderate chastisement” of children as a form of physical discipline. The ruling was arrived at after an earlier High Court ruled in a similar way. The high court gave its ruling during a trial that involved a father who was found guilty of assaulting his 13-year-old son. The father claimed he…

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Triplets complete same school with same GPA score of 4.0

It was all joy for authorities of a high school in McDonough, Georgia after a set of triplets scored the same Grade Point Average to graduate. Kendall, Kolby and Sydney Belcher made their parents proud graduating with a GPA perfect score of 4.0 this year. The Ola High School where the triplets graduated from had to honour them for their achievements. Their mother, Cathey Belcher told American media that she was happy and proud of her kids. Cathey’s children are all now enrolled in college pursuing different career paths. Sydney…

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Opinion: Media responsibility towards Child Protection Online

The democracy in the digital media landscape is good but does it work favourably for all audiences? Agreed the platforms employed by the media are shaping political, economic and the social life. These in themselves do not pose a challenge however some of the contents produce with the quest to driving home the conversation possess potential risks and danger to children and young people. For the purposes of this write up, we would limit the definition to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because it is…

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Nigerian couple give birth to twins after 25 years of waiting

A Nigerian couple, Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu and his wife have finally welcomed their first set of children after waiting for years without a child. Rev. Yunusa who is the General Secretary of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Nigeria and his wife welcomed a set of twins after 25 years of marriage. They got married in 1994 but had to wait until 2019 to welcome their own children, a story that is much of inspiration to many. On Facebook one user called Jerry D. Ishaya shared a photo…

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The Village where male children are rarely born

Miejsce Odrzańskie, a small village in southern Poland, near the border with the Czech Republic, is offering to reward the first local family to give birth to a son. None have been born there in the last nine years, and the youngest one that still lives in the village is 12-years-old. No one knows why, but couples in Miejsce Odrzańskie rarely have boys. Most of the 300 or so inhabitants are women, and locals say it’s been this way for as long as they can remember. Mayor Rajmund Frischko recently…

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