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South African Child Kidnapped, Captors Demand 5 BTC for Her Release

Linathi was reported missing on December 16, 2018, after she failed to return home from her grandmother's home in Delft, Africa, following a birthday …
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Body of child found after gold mine collapses in Guyana

The body of an 11-year-old boy was recovered from a gold mine on Friday after it collapsed on him and nine others, police have confirmed.

They said the pit collapsed on the child, identified as Tyrone Tyrel De Souza, trapping him in mud and water.

Media reports said that De Souza, who dropped out of school, had gone to the pit late Thursday night at Fish Creek Backdam, Big Creek, North West District.

The police were told that the 10 people were illegally at Terrence Yarde’s mining operation which includes an 80-foot deep pit.

The other nine escaped unhurt.

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UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of Guatemalan migrant child in US custody

In this file photograph, migrants, including a child, cross the border over the Rio Grande, connecting Reynosa in Mexico with McAllen in Texas, the United States. UNICEF/Adriana Zehbrauskas

GENEVA, Switzerland — A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration authorities.

According to the UN human rights office (OHCHR), although there have been different versions on the sequence of events which led to her death, and the overall health status of seven-year-old Jakelin Ameí Caal, it is not disputed that she died while in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, after crossing from Mexico, with her father and a larger group of migrants.


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African traditional rulers pledge end to child marriage, female genital mutilation

Traditional and cultural leaders across West and Central Africa on Friday unanimously adopted a document detailing an action plan to end child …
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Ambitious programme launched to eradicate child slavery in three African nations

(Photo: Facebook/World Vision UK)

A four-year programme has been launched with the aim of eradicating child slavery across Ethiopia, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The launch of the programme coincides with the International Day of the Abolition of Slavery on Sunday.

The programme is being funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and overseen by international aid agency World Vision UK.

In addition to partnering with NGOs, the programme will work with corporations and law enforcement towards the ambitious goal of saving over 12,000 children enslaved in abusive conditions across Ethiopia, CAR and the DRC.

World Vision UK will be partnering with War Child UK, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Columbia University.

As part of the programme, a mentoring…

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Maternal race may impact racial differences in ADHD diagnosis more than child race, researchers report — ScienceDa…

African-American children often are reported by parents and teachers to display behaviors of ADHD at a higher rate than children from other racial and ethnic groups. For the first time, researchers have found that African-American mothers in a study rated boys as displaying more frequent ADHD symptoms than Caucasian mothers did, regardless of child race. The findings mean that racial differences found in prior studies may be more due to maternal race than child race, said researcher George DuPaul of Lehigh University.

The findings are reported in this month’s Journal of Attention Disorders, in a special print issue on Parenting Youth with ADHD.

“The primary takeaway is that common psychological assessment measures like parent behavior questionnaires are influenced by race; these assessments are…

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