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Nearly 100 mln children, youth out of school in Africa: AU

ADDIS ABABA | Xinhua | Nearly 100 million children and youth aged 5 to 19 across Africa are not socially integrated simply because they are out of school, African Union (AU) Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Mohammed Belhocine said in Addis Ababa. These children and youth are vulnerable …

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AU condemns use of children in armed conflicts in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA | Xinhua | The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts in Africa and called for an end to such practices. The call was made in line with the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, which is …

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Special needs children’s learning prospects; a glim in the shadows

COMMENT | CINDY RUGUNDA & DOROTHY K MUSIMENTA |  As the world commemorates the International Day of Education January 24th, a sobering reality lurks beneath the celebratory surface. While schools welcome students back for a new term, thousands of children with severe intellectual disabilities remain isolated, their learning needs unmet …

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Children killed in Jinja house fire

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two children died after an inferno swept through their home on Saturday night in Jinja. The fire is believed to have originated from a candle that their mother, Hellen Mukyala had left on as she went to buy groceries at the nearby market. The fire …

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Three children die of poison in Kumi

Kumi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three children belonging to one family have been poisoned in an act of revenge. The deceased have been identified as John Okodos, 9, Constantine Olupot, 6, and Ignatius Adodo,4, all children of Tom Omudu.  The incident happened in Okudumo Village, Mukongoro Sub County in Kumi …

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Experts warn against placing children top of Boda Boda fuel tanks

a Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Road safety experts and activists, including representatives from Hope for Victims of Traffic Accidents (HOVITA), United Nations Association Uganda (UNAU), Zembo Motors, and Africa Youth Leadership Development and Health (AYLDH), have cautioned parents against transporting their children top of motorcycle fuel tanks, stressing …

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Experts suggest DNA tests should be done during pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts attending a dialogue on ethics in the use of emerging medical technologies for DNA testing have expressed need for a stringent policy that provides for doing paternity tests in early childhood or never. Speaking at a meeting held at Uganda Management Institute on …

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