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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...

Three children killed in Benghazi blast

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At least three children were killed and 20 people wounded by a blast in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, witnesses...

UNICEF frees 876 children in Nigeria

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The United Nations has negotiated the release of nearly 900 children detained by Nigeria's army and security forces after retaking land from...

UNICEF says 75,000 children could die in Nigeria hunger crisis

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Famine-like conditions in the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria could kill 75,000 children over the next year if...

Fifty-seven Malawian children rescued

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South African police have made a breakthrough in a human trafficking case which has resulted in more than 50 children being rescued. On...

Nearly 96,000 unaccompanied children sought EU asylum in 2015

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Nearly 96,000 refugee and migrant children who travelled to Europe alone in 2015 sought asylum in the European Union, almost four times...

“Bad blood” fears fuel abuse of children born of Boko Haram...

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Having been kidnapped by Boko Haram, held for almost a year, and raped by several militants, 28-year-old Aisha Umar could have been...

Sweeping child beggars off Senegal’s streets won’t solve trafficking, activist warns

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Sweeping child beggars off Senegal's streets will not alone stop the trafficking and exploitation of tens of thousands of children, a leading...

ISS: Children, not terrorists

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A recent report by The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on the impact of Boko Haram on children in Chad, Nigeria,...

Moon “troubled” by scale and nature of harm to children in...

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Conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) have had a devastating impact on children, according to a new United Nations...

Central African Republic militias free over 300 enslaved children

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Armed groups in Central African Republic released more than 300 enslaved children on Thursday as part of a United Nations-brokered deal as...

African children subject to “alarming” levels of violence

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Children across Africa face unacceptably high levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence at home, at school and in the streets, researchers...

2014 a devastating year for children trapped by conflict

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Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said, as...

Over 11,000 children killed in Syria

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More than 11,000 children have been killed in Syria since the conflict there began over two and a half years ago, many...

UN voices alarm at torture of children in Syria

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The United Nations voiced fresh alarm at consistent reports of executions and torture of civilians including children in Syria as well as...

In Yemen, schools become hostages of rising crisis

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The playground of Aden's al-Haqqani school should be filled with squealing children at this time of year -- instead, goats pick through...

African children face life without healthcare – report

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Hundreds of millions of African children will never see a healthcare worker in their lifetime, increasing their chances of dying from preventable...