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Uganda: 78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Marrying 13-Year-Old Girl

Uganda: 78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Marrying 13-Year-Old Girl

Police in Amudat district in Karamoja sub region in the north eastern Uganda has arrested a 78-year-old man for marrying a 13-year-old girl. Mr Lowuse Angatemong who is married to three other women was arrested on Sunday after paying 40 heads of cattle to the father of the teenage girl. They are all residents of […]

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Visits Swaziland.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Visits Swaziland.

 The David Beckham UNICEF Fund is helping UNICEF to support and protect HIV-positive children. During his visit Beckham heard and saw how the worst drought in decades – now taking hold of vast swathes of Eastern and Southern Africa – is threatening to wreak havoc on the lives of children and families already made vulnerable […]

About 1 million African children face severe acute malnutrition: UNICEF

About 1 million African children face severe acute malnutrition: UNICEF

NAIROBI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) — About 1 million children in Eastern and Southern Africa are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition as El Nino weather wreaks havoc on lives and livelihoods in the region, the UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned. UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala said […]

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

Replace female genital mutilation with new rites of passage, says UN chief

New, unharmful rites of passage should replace female genital mutilation, said U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon  after new data showed there were more victims of the custom than previously estimated. The call by the U.N. Secretary-General was heard by diplomats, campaigners and survivors gathered at the U.N. headquarters in New York to mark the International Day […]