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South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

URGENT: 20 children killed in S.Africa bus crash: emergency services Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, emergency services said, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene. The minibus collided with a …

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ARTS: You can only be a child #once exhibition

By Dominic Muwanguzi In response to the growing numbers of child labour in poor communities world-wide, a photo exhibition titled #ONCE opened in Kampala recently. The photographs were taken by renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson in Erussi Sub-county, Nebbi District in West-Nile region. They show children in child labour free-zones, including …

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Kadaga challenges parents on lunch for children

  Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has appealed to parents to provide lunch to children in order for them to concentrate and excel in school. “If a child is hungry, he or she will be thinking about other things like mangoes and will not concentrate in class. Parents, please give …

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Born again: baby boom after China ends one-child rule

Beijing, China | AFP | As soon as China abandoned its one-child policy a year ago, Zheng Xiaoyu and her husband started trying for a sibling for their nine-year-old son. Their efforts bore fruit with another boy — one of a million extra births this year. “The traditional Chinese thinking …

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Malawi man convicted over ‘cleansing’ sex ritual

Nsanje, Mozambique | AFP |  A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of “engaging in harmful practices”. Eric Aniva — who has said he is infected with the HIV virus …

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