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World Day against Trafficking in Persons
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Politics and Society World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Yesterday was the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Recently 13 African countries were listed among the 23 worst offenders for human trafficking. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was set aside to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights. How rampant is #humantrafficking in your country?

World Day Against Child Labour: Africa Can Allow Her Children To Enjoy Childhood
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Politics and Society World Day Against Child Labour: Africa Can Allow Her Children To Enjoy Childhood

An estimated 168 million children are trapped in child labour globally with many of them working full-time. According to the United Nations some of these children do not go to school, have little or no time to play, do not receive proper nutrition or care and are denied the chance to be children. Can Africa allow children not to labour?

Africa Rising: Ethiopian Tedros Ghebreyesus elected to lead the World Health Organization
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Politics and Society Africa Rising: Ethiopian Tedros Ghebreyesus elected to lead the World Health Organization

Health delegates from 185 countries on this week gathered in Geneva and elected Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the first Director-General from Africa to head the United Nations specialised agency. In the election Ghebreyesus defeated Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist in a two round ballot.

Zimbabwe bans children corporal punishments at school and home
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe bans children corporal punishments at school and home

Zimbabwe’s High Court has banned corporal punishment at school and home. The ruling comes after disgruntled parents complained following the thorough beating of their children, some as young as six years old by teachers. While the ruling has been widely hailed, some conservative voices have been vocal against the abolition of corporal punishment and continue to buy into the belief, spoil the rod and spoil the child.