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Strange African Traditions Around The Girl Child — Guardian Life — The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and Wor…

Despite Africa’s effort to be at par with their international communities, there are still traditions that hinder the success of achieving global goals, especially regarding the girl-child.

Below are some of these traditions:


A Borana woman from the Oromo community and her daughter. Photo: Trip down memory lane

In southeastern Kenya, a girl gets betrothed once she is born. It is the duty of the father of the girl to choose who best suits his daughter.

When the groom is selected, the father of the new groom ties a daraaraa as a sign. Despite the death of her parents, no man can marry her except the chosen one.


Amhara girls. Photo: Trip down memory lane

In Amhara, the maid trade is a common practice which affects over a three-quarter of girls in the region and see about 1,500…

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African traditional, religious leaders discuss ways to end child marriage – SABC News

African traditional and religious leaders are meeting in Malawi to discuss ways of ending child marriages, mutilation of female genitalia and other harmful traditional practices.

Statistics from the UN Women indicate that every year, 15 million women are married before the age of 18.

The meeting in Blantyre, Malawi, comes after a similar one in Nairobi in August this year, in which it was agreed that traditional and cultural leaders will champion the end to child marriages, FGM and other harmful traditional practices against women and girls.

Those gathered at the meeting agreed that political will to end these harmful practices must include stringent punishment against those who carry out child marriages.

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We can end preventable maternal and child deaths in Africa by 2030, says First Lady Margaret …

NAIROBI, 29 October 2018, (PSCU) —First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today expressed strong confidence that the African continent can end preventable …
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B3 Parenting launches Caribbean kids’ fashion show, Island Child Style

Island Child Style, the Caribbean’s first dedicated runway show featuring children’s collections was launched at the Jamaica Pegasus on Tuesday amid much excitement and fanfare.

The B3 Parenting curated event, will feature 14 of the Caribbean’s top designers and see youngsters between the ages of 4-16 years rip the runway donning fashions from Neahlis, FlowerChild1999, Ayanna Dixon, Shenna Carby and more.

The launch signaled the beginning of an exciting month of fashion for the participating ‘tweens’ and teens. In addition to the 80 child models walking for designers, the production and execution of the show this year will introduce another 15 children to a variety of production roles, as they shadow professional members of the team.

Island Child Style’s Executive Producer…

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Asante Kotoko come from behind to beat Burkina Faso’s Save African Child in friendly

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko came from a goal down to defeat Burkinabe side Save African Child 3-1 in an international friendly played at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday. 

Austin Uzo gave SAC FC the lead on three minutes but the lead lasted for 17 minutes as Kotoko restored parity courtesy an own goal scored by Tapsoba Mohammed.

Nine minutes later Fredrick Boateng gave the Porcupines the lead and it lasted till halftime.

The second half was very cagey as both sides struggled to create scoring opportunities. However, Kotoko persisted and grabbed the third goal through another own goal scored by Amos Benedict.

The win is Charles Akonnor’s first as Asante Kotoko manager.

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Online petition launched to stop Child Protective Services from unlawfully abducting children

A new online petition has been launched by an African American activist named Cecelia Evertez from Newton, Connecticut. Her petition is a plea for justice for the many heartbroken families that have experienced the heart wrenching battle of unjustly losing their children to Child Protective Services.

Statistically, African American children are most affected by this issue, and Cecelia’s issue is that Child Protective Services should not be allowed to submit allegations to the Courts unless backed by documented proof. Cecelia comments, “Child Protective Services will lie and alter records for their own self-interest, and not in the best interest of the child.”


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