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Gold Rush Luring Kids out of school in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, 30 August 2012 (IRIN) – A boom in Burkina Faso’s gold mining over the past three years has made the country one of Africa’s leading producers, but it is also luring children – some as young as six –

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Investment in Children Must Be a Priority-UNICEF

Posted by Kwabena Amponsah Ahead of the one-year anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for the rights of children to be made a priority, stressing that they are vital for the young nation’s

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UNICEF Warns of Increasing Violence Against Children in Northern Mali

  6 July 2012 –The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today voiced “grave concern” over the situation in northern Mali, warning of increasing evidence showing children being killed, injured or recruited into armed groups. In a news release, the agency

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Ready To Ship To Ghana

This is an exciting time for the Foundation. As a result of the kindness of many individuals like you, including kindergarten kids, GBAF is ready to ship over 10 boxes of assorted school supplies to Ghana in November of this

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Education is the Solution to Early Marriage and Sex Among African Girls

A new statistics from the East Africa’s demographic and health survey points to something we may all be familiar with through sketches or stories: the longer a girl stays in school, the longer she is likely to delay marriage, and

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Are Mosquitoes Being Eradicated Or Merely on Vacation?

A research reported in Malaria Journal indicates that malaria-carrying mosquitoes are on their last legs in some parts of Africa, but the scientists were not sure as to why.

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Africa’s Young People Vital to Sustainable Development, Says UN Chief

25 May 2011 –One of Africa’s greatest untapped resources is its young people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, urging the continent to take advantage of the skills and talents of its youth to promote sustainable development. Mr. Ban spent Africa

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Mosquitoes Are Smarter and Ruthless Than You Think

A research published in scientific journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, suggests that new strategies are urgently needed to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of insecticide resistance on malaria control in Africa. The research conducted by a group of researchers from

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Chase for Profit Hampers Malaria Drugs Subsidy

On the streets of Nairobi, James Odhiambo goes from one pharmacy to the next in search of anti-malarial drugs marked with the Global Fund’s logo of a green leaf. He is looking for this specific brand because he understands that

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Progress Against Malaria in Africa Is Real but Fragile

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Robert B. Zoellick On this past Monday, April 25 — World Malaria Day — the news from Africa was good. Over the past decade, 11 African countries have seen the number of confirmed malaria cases, malaria-related

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