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African countries and areas make it to UN children and conflict...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia are the two African countries singled out by a United Nations (UN) report on children and armed...

Gunmen abduct 73 children from school in northwest Nigeria

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Armed men kidnapped 73 children from a school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara in the latest mass abduction in the region, police...

Almost 5 000 children separated in Tigray conflict – aid group

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Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has separated nearly 5 000 children from their parents, Save the Children said on Tuesday. Many children now live in...

Police urge parents not to leave children unattended

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Parents and guardians have been urged not to leave their children unattended after an incident where a three-year-old girl died in a house fire. “Reports...

Children lose parents as thousands flee after Equatorial Guinea blast

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Callers seeking the parents of lost children have been regularly dialling in to radio and television programmes since a series of explosions levelled much...

Children seen at risk of recruitment in Central African Republic fighting

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Armed groups have recruited nearly 3 000 children in Central African Republic (CAR) since violence flared over a 27 December election result and more...

Cameroon buries seven children killed in school shooting

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The plaque on Nzakame Rhema’s coffin marks the “sunset” of her short life - 24 October 2020, the day gunmen burst into her school...

Chad, Uganda praised for integrating refugee pupils

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More countries should educate refugees in national schools to help them integrate, the United Nations said, praising Chad and Uganda as poor...

Cameroon child kidnappers warned victims not to go to school

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Children kidnapped by gunmen in western Cameroon said their captors warned them not to go back to school, recounting the ordeal as...

Cameroon kidnap victims released

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All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and teacher are still held...

Cameroon kidnap victims released

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All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and teacher are still held...

School children kidnapped in Cameroon

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Armed men kidnapped 79 children from a school in western Cameroon with a local pastor saying separatist militias were responsible. The abduction...

ISS: Developed countries must commit to ending violence against children

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‘Living with violence is not living,' said 17-year-old Raphael Harriohay at the End Violence Solutions Summit of the Global Partnership to End...

Anti-insurgency crackdown sees Somali children abused – claim

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Somali children suspected of links to the Islamist insurgency are being held in adult jails where they are vulnerable to abuse and...

Children die in Guinea election related fire

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At least five children died in a fire in Guinea blamed on post-election riots in a town in the centre of the...

Central African Republic one of the worst countries to be a...

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The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled into violence and remains one of the worst countries in the world to be a...

DR Congo children bear the brunt of violence

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Children in central Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of violence between the army and a local militia which has...

Renewed fighting in CAR raises concern for humanitarian aid

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Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children and there are concerns humanitarian needs could escalate to levels...

Children strapped with explosives kill nine in Cameroon

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Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing...

Jihadist violence threatens future of children in Mali

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Cradling her baby in a health clinic in central Mali, Mariama Tieminta clutched him to her breast as she recalled the moment...

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