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Tororo district local leaders launch back to school campaign

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of Kisoko sub county in Tororo district have launched a campaign to persuade children to return to school when schools reopen next year. The Ministry of Education set January 10 as the official date education institutions will reopen two years after they were closed …

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African IT experts call for increased safety of children online

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African information technology experts on Tuesday called for intensifying measures to ensure that children are safe on the internet as COVID-19 pushes many online. Ezra Chiloba, the director-general of the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), noted that with socialization limited and schools closed for some periods, …

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Afghan children fall victim to export of U.S. democracy

Kabul, Afghanistan | Xinhua | The United States portrays itself as a model of democracy for the rest of the world, but its so-called “beacon of democracy” has long collapsed. Multiple countries that have been imposed the U.S. style of democracy have witnessed prolonged conflicts and insecurity, tattered national economy and …

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CHILD CARE: Speaker Among threatens to name and shame MPs

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has threatened to name and shame MPs who refuse to accept responsibility for their children. Among was on Wednesday December 1, 2021 presiding over the house during a heated debate on a statement presented by the Vice …

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COVID cost for children

What happened when they stopped going to school? | CONRAD HUGHES | The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools and universities across the world. UNESCO figures state that the worldwide average time lost due to COVID-19 related school closures has been two thirds of an academic year. In Africa there have …

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Gov’t commits to end violence against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has committed to protecting children’s rights and preventing violence against children. The commitments shall be presented before the World Solutions Summit set for February 2022, which is aimed at addressing key policy challenges facing the Group of Twenty (G20) and other global governance …

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