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Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on July 18, which is Madiba’s birthday.
‘Mandela’s values drive the UN’

Tuesday 18 July 2017 06:08

Nelson Mandela’s values of building a future where everyone can live in peace, prosperity and in harmony with nature remain central principles of the UN.

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It's estimated that about 193 million children are victims of sexual violence worldwide.
Government admits to failing in their fight against child exploitation

Wednesday 21 June 2017 18:23

Governments and organisations fighting the sexual exploitation of children have admitted to failing to combat this crime, globally.

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Zakes Bantwini partner's with Unicef for Father’s Day

Sunday 18 June 2017 09:15

Celebrated musician Zakes Bantwini has partnered with the United Nations Children's (Unicef) and LEGO Foundation for Father’s Day.

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Charlotte Nikoi’s decomposed body was found at Table Mountain 72 days after she was first reported missing.
Police failed to follow operating procedures: Chris Nikoi

Wednesday 7 June 2017 21:24

The husband of the deceased Unicef official, Charlotte Nikoi whose decomposed body was found at Table Mountain says police failed to follow standard operating procedures for missing persons.

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Unicef joins Limpopo Health Dept in fighting malaria

Monday 15 May 2017 19:23

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chakachaka and Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba have taken the campaign against malaria to Dzumeri village near Giyani.

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Child sexual abuse an epidemic: UN

Monday 8 May 2017 06:27

Unicef goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra says poverty and a lack of opportunities are the main drivers of violence which expose children to predators.

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According to the report, high levels of inequality continue to pose serious threats to the country's commitment to children's rights.
Unicef unpacks report on SA children

Monday 19 December 2016 08:35

According to a report released by UNICEF South Africa, the country has made significant progress in fulfilling the rights of the child since the advent of democracy in 1994.

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Unicef says its programmes on vaccinations, safe water and sanitation, and treatment for acutely malnourished children are making a difference.
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian children facing hunger

Thursday 15 December 2016 11:17

The United Nations Children’s Fund has estimated that 400 000 children there could suffer from severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria.

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Famine kills about 2 000 people cut off from aid by Boko Haram

Tuesday 13 December 2016 16:37

More than 2,000 people may have died of famine in 2016 in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

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At least four in 10 girls in Nigeria are married off beforethey turn 18.
Nigeria joins African Union campaign to end child marriage

Thursday 1 December 2016 08:00

Women's rights activists on Wednesday urged Nigeria to accelerate efforts to end child marriage after it joined an African Union (AU) campaign to eliminate the practice.

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The Department of Health is introducing programmes to deal with teenage pregnancy.
Health dept aims to curb teenage pregnancies

Thursday 17 November 2016 18:42

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department has secured funding to the tune of R3 billion to get communities involved in helping to curb teenage pregnancy

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UNICEF says more than 90,000 child refugees are out of school, and prey to violence, sexual abuse and early marriage in Cameroon.
Child marriage threatens future of young CAR refugees in Cameroon

Tuesday 8 November 2016 08:59

Traumatised having watched her parents die in war-torn Central African Republic, 14-year-old Koulsoumi believed the worst was behind her when she was taken in by a family in Cameroon.

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'Millions of children are the innocent victims of Boko Haram violence'

Friday 26 August 2016 11:24

Violence by militant group Boko Haram, in Africa’s Lake Chad basin, has left millions of children displaced or trapped in areas where it is hard for aid and help to reach them, according to UNICEF.

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Boko Haram is thought to have killed as many as 15 000 people since the launch of its insurgency in 2009.
Without aid 49 000 children will die this year in northeast Nigeria

Thursday 25 August 2016 07:45

Nearly half a million children face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Putting the baby on the breast immediately after birth provides the best start for the baby and saves lives: Ntabadde Makumbi.
Uganda could save over 800,000 babies through breastfeeding

Tuesday 2 August 2016 08:38

The United National Children’s Fund says over 77 million new-born babies globally are deprived of their essential nutrients.

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33,000 Zimbabwe children in urgent need of malnutrition treatment

Tuesday 15 March 2016 21:14

Zimbabwe currently faces its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years, with 33 000 children in urgent need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition, a global children’s organisation has said.

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Boko Haram is mostly based in northeast Nigeria but the militant group has this year intensified its campaign, setting up camps and launching attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Boko Haram violence forces 1 million children out of school: UN

Tuesday 22 December 2015 08:00

Violence in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries targeted by Boko Haram has forced more than one million children out of school.

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UN slammed over sexual abuses in CAR

Friday 18 December 2015 10:10

The United Nations (UN) has been firmly rebuked in an independent panel’s report into the manner in which the organisation handled allegations of sexual abuse by French and African troops.

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Zimbabwe activists call for tougher action against child marriages

Friday 11 December 2015 06:45

Child rights activists on Thursday launched a campaign to call on the authorities to crack down on men using marriage to avoid criminal charges for having sex with a minor.

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Africa' largest AIDS conference is currently underway in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Alarming AIDS stats revealed at conference

Monday 30 November 2015 15:30

AIDS-related deaths of children aged between 10 and 19 have tripled since 2000, while girls aged between 15 to 19 years of age account for seven out of 10 new infections.

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