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Why Not Polygamy?

Quillette 28 May 2022
• Polygyny would reduce divorce, marital infidelity, and the number of fatherless children ... Effects on children ... “In Africa, diverse studies show that, relative to children from monogamous households, children from polygynous household[s] risk diminished nutritional status, poorer health outcomes, and diminished mortality.

Every 10 days there’s a ‘school shooting’ on South Africa’s roads

Independent online (SA) 27 May 2022
Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for youth in South Africa,” Herbert said ... This means that every 10 days in South Africa, 19 children die on our roads ... This means that every 10 days South Africa loses the same number of children that the US lost in that tragic mass shooting in Texas ... For many children, the answer is no,” Herbert added.

Africa, is your time now?

Mail Guardian South Africa 27 May 2022
What happens when the South is placed North and vice versa? This is the thematic concern of the Africa Month festival running at the Windybrow Arts Centre in Johannesburg’s inner city ... Africa Month creates an opportunity to interrogate the concept of “a time for Africa” ... The poster announcing the Africa Month programme at the Windybrow Theatre.

ANALYSIS - African Culture House: An example of First Lady Diplomacy

Anadolu Agency 27 May 2022
The aim here is to support women and children -- who consist of the social group most affected by the difficult living conditions in Africa, such as disease, hunger, poverty, lack of education, and conflict -- to stand on their own legs again ... Programs that contribute to Turkiye-Africa relations are held ... Every year, Africa Day is marked on May 25.

UNICEF chief urges action to protect children after US school shooting

Urdu Point 27 May 2022
In the wake of the recent deadly shooting in an elementary school in the US state of Texas, the head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has posed the question ... Catherine Russell, UNICEF's Executive Director, said there had already been "horrific attacks" this year on schools in Afghanistan, Ukraine, the United States, West Africa and beyond.

Africa's week in pictures: 20-26 May 2022

Yahoo Daily News 27 May 2022
In the same country on Friday, some children sit on a salt mine in Port Fuad ... On Monday at Gripsholm Castle in Sweden, South African artist, Yanga Sobetwa, poses with Queen Silvia of Sweden during the award ceremony for the World's Children's Prize, which runs an educational programme for children.

The Father and the Assassin: Reviews of a play on Gandhi & his killer

The Telegraph India 27 May 2022
Dramatic retelling. Advertisement ... That was my view, too ... Chequered past ... The sorrows of Indian indentured labourers who were cruelly treated in South Africa is the background of Joanne Joseph’s powerful novel, Children of Sugarcane, which I have just finished reading ... In between we get the story of what happened to thousands of Indians in South Africa.

How the Global Cost of Living Crisis Is Unfolding Across the World

Vice 27 May 2022
That arrangement has been severely strained since Russia invaded its neighbour, making an already severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa considerably worse. Children in a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in central Somalia told VICE World News in March that they were down to eating just one meal of plain rice a day.

South Africa's investment in Children

Independent online (SA) 26 May 2022
Today, in communities throughout South Africa, there are many adults that give a sense of protection to children like I felt that night ... As communicators during Africa Comms Week, how can we bring awareness to the issues faced by children and separated minors in the context of the theme for this annual Comms Week “what’s next for comms in Africa.".

Three communities in Upper West Akyem receive free school uniforms and footwear

Joy Online 26 May 2022
Africa Centre for Education and Community Development, a non-profit organization, NGO, has donated school uniforms and footwear to over 150 children in three basic schools in the Upper West Akyem district of the Eastern region ... Africa Centre for Education and Community Development, Kofi Baafi, Esq.

Building Africa’s education system requires astute capital allocation

Independent online (SA) 26 May 2022
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the figure was closer to 90 percent, according to the World Bank ... In the context of COVID-19, World Bank simulations have suggested that learning-adjusted years of schooling could fall from 4.9 years to 4.5 years in sub-Saharan Africa because of the time children spend out of school.

Oakland could be asked to expand voting access to non-citizens

Monterey Herald 26 May 2022
Currently, people who have the right to vote do not represent all of us,” Mario Rodriguez, the parent of two children in Oakland charter schools, said in Spanish ... While Priority Africa Network seeks to help them, Kidane said those families would “like very much an opportunity to have their voices heard on matters of their children’s education.”.

Protect Children Against Malnutrition

All Africa 26 May 2022
As South Africa joins the rest of the African continent and the world in commemorating Africa Day, Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, has emphasised the importance of protecting children against malnutrition ....

Why a dozen countries could follow Sri Lanka into chaos

The Daily Telegraph 26 May 2022
Meanwhile in sub-Saharan Africa, analysts say nations including Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are close to the brink ... Across the Horn of Africa, 15m people face acute hunger, while Oxfam and Save the Children estimate that one person is already dying every 48 seconds.

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