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Children should formally enroll in school at five years-Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As a studies resume, parents have been warned to beware of schools that call themselves kindergartens and yet offer the primary school curriculum. Experts in Child Health and Development argue that this is disastrous to the developing capabilities of the little child as exposure to …

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Sahel violence having devastating impact on children: UN

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Hundreds of children in the Sahel were killed, maimed or forcibly separated from their parents last year, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a jihadist conflict rages across the region. In Mali alone, 277 children were killed or maimed during the first nine months of 2019, …

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Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs

Ayahualtempa, Mexico | AFP |  With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side. In the heart of the violence-plagued Mexican state of Guerrero, learning to use weapons starts at an early age. In the …

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Children of foreign IS jihadists must be repatriated: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators on Thursday called for thousands of children of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State group to be repatriated from Syria. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that the children were in a “particularly precarious” situation since they often …

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Gender Ministry drafting manual to give guidance on parenting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is reviewing the national parenting guidelines to come with a manual that offers tips to parents on how to raise their children to be responsible citizens. Innocent Byaruhanga, the Assistant Commissioner Family Affairs in the ministry …

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Two children die In Luweero house fire

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fire has gutted a house killing two children and their aunt at Binyonyi zone in Luweero town council. The deceased have been identified as Hasifah Nakafu (11), Aisha Namboowa (08) and their aunt Shamirah Kilemba aged 22 years.   The children belonged to Hussein Ssewaka Junior …

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Malawi tobacco pressured as US butts in over labour abuses

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi is being forced to confront child and forced labour practices after the US restricted tobacco imports from the impoverished southeastern African nation over allegations workers including children were being exploited. Although exports to the United States make up only a small part of Malawi’s total, …

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