Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Gambia suspends paracetamol syrups after link to deaths of children

– – Gambia’s government has launched an investigation into a suspected link between paracetamol syrups and the deaths of dozens of young children. The government has now ordered importers and shops to suspend sales of all brands of paracetamol syrups in the country. The probe became necessary according to health officials in Gambia after a spike in cases of acute… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Over 25,000 children gone missing in Africa

– – Some 25,000 children are estimated to be missing in Africa, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. The organisation made the announcement as a poignant reminder on the International Day of the Disappeared. The figure represents 40% of the total number of missing people on the continent. The ICRC has expressed concern that the disappearance of… Read More
Africa Featured World 

Child Online Africa launches ‘Bada Labari’ Campaign

– – The child advocacy organization, Child Online Africa has announced the launch of its latest campaign dubbed ‘Ba da Labari’ – the Hausa word for storytelling. In a statement the group said the campaign is “part of its advocacy strategy to structure communication about its subject matter interest that generates attention.” The organization said it wants to tell stories… Read More
Africa Technology World 

Why children need to learn computer programming

– – The world of technology is changing at a rapid pace. Our children’s future careers will likely rely heavily on the need to be proficient in computer programming. While relying more and more on the Internet of Things (IoT). Getting your children into programming early will boost their career options in the future, providing countless opportunities for success. We… Read More
Africa Mozambique Southern Africa World 

Islamist militants in Mozambique behead children

– – Islamist militants in Mozambique are reportedly beheading children in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Aid agency Save the Children which made the revelation in a report saying some of the children are as young as 11. Save the Children released the report after engaging displaced families who reported gruesome scenes. More than 2,500 people have been killed… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

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… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

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… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

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… Read More
Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

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… Read More
Africa World 

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… Read More