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10 Rules For Teaching Children About Money

10 Rules For Teaching Children About Money

1. When you spend, they are watching. So talk through your shopping choices out loud, showing how you make decisions about what is and isn’t good value. This will make it clear that you don’t buy everything that you might like to have and that, instead, you work out what you can afford. 2. Give […]

‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

‘They Think What They Did Was Normal’ – Central African Republic’s Lost Children

Zoudam* sits on a bench and describes how she was raped by a rebel fighter two years ago in this village in Central African Republic. Her voice is flat, her head bowed, and her 12-year-old feet swing nervously above the concrete floor. “After the rape, he left me. I felt dizzy. I struggled home,” she […]

ANALYSIS: Children, Not Terrorists

ANALYSIS: Children, Not Terrorists

A recent report by The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on the impact of Boko Haram on children in Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon offers insight into the devastating effects that the group leaves in its wake. The report estimates that 1.3 million children were displaced in 2015, an increase of 60% from the […]

Redrawing the Middle East: A Generation Of Syrian Children Who Don’t Count

Redrawing the Middle East: A Generation Of Syrian Children Who Don’t Count

AALBEK, Lebanon – Seven-month-old Nour lives in a tarpaulin tent pitched on a muddy patch of earth in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley. The tent, one of a dozen in a small refugee camp, contains a metal stove, a prayer mat and worn rugs on the floor. A leather jacket and a plastic mirror hang from nails […]

The Witch Children: Tortured By Evil Exorcists, But ‘Multicultural’ Britain Is Too Liberal To Admit They Exist

The Witch Children: Tortured By Evil Exorcists, But ‘Multicultural’ Britain Is Too Liberal To Admit They Exist

Mardoche was 11 when I first met him, shivering in the corner of a youth psychiatric ward in Chelsea. Before I could speak, he looked up. ‘I am not a witch,’ he said. ‘I don’t even know what this kindoki [witchcraft] is.’ This wasn’t my first encounter with a sinister phenomenon taking hold across Europe […]

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Nigeria May Pay High Price for Chibok Girls’ Release – Sen Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) who once brokered a meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Boko Haram leadership in 2011, has said Nigeria may have to pay a “very high price” to secure the release of abducted Chibok girls, by releasing some captured Boko Haram members. Sani, made the suggestion while fielding questions […]

The Laws On Succession And Custody Of Children In Nigeria

There are three types of marriages in Nigeria against which background the succession laws will be applied.  Statutory marriage admits one man, one wife.  Customary marriage permits limitless number of wives, whilst Islamic Muslim law marriage allows up to four wives. Nevertheless it is the duty of the spouse to ensure that at death, adequate provision […]

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex

Boko Haram may have abducted children and young women in Cameroon for sex exploitation and suicide bombing. Internally displaced persons were also vulnerable to human trafficking by militant groups. Yazan Imra, 18, was abducted from the Nigeria-Cameroon border town of Gambarou and taken to one of the terrorists’ hideouts. For two years, Imra was sexually […]

Malawi turns to drones to bolster child healthcare in remote communities

Malawi turns to drones to bolster child healthcare in remote communities

Ines Lungu’s daughter clings to her mother’s skirt, searching the sky for whatever is buzzing overhead like a giant insect. “I didn’t know that something that small could do a job so big,” says Lungu as she watches a drone hover above maize fields fringing a health clinic in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. The drone is […]

The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

Most of us share so much of our lives on Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter et al.) that when a new baby arrives (and even before!) we don’t think twice about posting pictures of our pride and joy for the entire world to see. Some of us do it simply to share the growth […]