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No Silver Lining for Somalia’s Child Labourers

Nairobi/Mogadishu – Twelve-year-old Halima Mohamed Ali wakes up every morning at five am, but unlike her peers she does not go to school. Instead, she begins her duties as a nanny for five children, the oldest of whom is just two years younger than she is.

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OP-ED: Europe’s Commitment to Africa’s Children is Still Needed

Brussels – As African and European leaders meet in Brussels this week under the theme of “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace”, it is clear Africa’s greatest natural resource, its children, must be centre stage.

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Experts Weekly: How Can Africa’s Water and Sanitation Shortfall be Solved?

On March 22, groups across the globe marked World Water Day, an occasion for highlighting the importance of water and sanitation as well as the many shortfalls in its provision.

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Rwanda Twenty Years On: The Dangers of Demography

April 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, three months of violence which saw the massacre of over 800,000 members of the Tutsi ethnic group at the hands of their Hutu compatriots.

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Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland

Mbabane – Smiling as she breastfeeds her six-week-old baby boy, Lindiwe Dlamini, 38, is optimistic about his future. Dlamini, who is HIV-positive, is determined that her baby will not be infected. The mother of three – who conceived her first two children when she was HIV-negative – was on antiretroviral therapy (ART) when she delivered a healthy boy in November.

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Africa Goes Digital

I recently read an article discussing Africa’s digital revolution and debating whether or not textbooks could become obsolete in our schooling system in the near future. The article had me thinking at great length about whether tablet learning is a viable option in South Africa and it prompted me to do some research on the matter.

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