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Street children offered job to clean up Kenya’s capital for rent allowance

The Governor of Kenya’s capital Nairobi has offered to pay a month’s rent for street children if they join an operation to clean up the city. Mike Sonko told a group of street children at the City Hall on Thursday that the offer is on the table only if they …

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Children urge leaders to work harder for peace in South Sudan

Children in the South Sudanese town of Yei want their leaders to take a more serious approach towards restoring peace in the country to enable them to learn in a safe environment. Yei is located about 150 kilometers south of the capital, Juba, and is a strategic outpost on the …

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Burundi: Beyonce partners with UNICEF to provide kids with safe, clean water

Pop icon Beyonce is throwing her superstar power behind a new effort to bring safe, clean water to children in Burundi in a partnership with UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday (June 30, 2017). Plans call for the project, BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, to help build wells and improve hygiene education …

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UN – Millions of children in Lake Chad prey to disease as rains arrive

Millions of children across the Lake Chad basin are prey to deadly water-borne diseases such as cholera and hepatitis E as the rainy season hits a region already reeling from Boko Haram’s insurgency, the United Nations said on Friday. More than 5.6 million children in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, …

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Kenya bans “pro-gay” kids cartoons on DSTV for promoting homosexuality

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), has banned 6 alleged “pro-gay” kids cartoons on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) and Cartoon Network (DStv 301) and ordered Multi-choice to immediately stop showing the cartoons on DStv that is “normalizing, glamorizing or even glorifying homosexual behavior” and damaging “family”. According to the censor board, …

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Pope Francis donates over $500k to South Sudan after failed visit

Pope Francis has donated 460,000 euros (over $500,000) to aid troubled South Sudan after his visit to the country was postponed due to security fears. The Vatican said on Wednesday that the amount will be used to finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment for farmers under the “Pope …

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