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Child RightsA child is every human being below the age of eighteen years.

Enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are some of the following (summarized) child rights. In Africa, the Africa Committee of Experts on the Rights of the Child (ACERWC) has the mandate of monitoring the promotion and protection of these children’s rights.

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The Day Of The African Child PDF Print E-mail
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Day of the African child historical imageIt is June 16th 1976. Thousands of black South African children have boycotted school and are holding a peaceful demonstration on the streets of Soweto, South Africa. They are unhappy about the apartheid-inspired education system forcing them to learn in Afrikaans, preferring to learn in their own language. They also want a better quality education, just like their fellow white students. Holding placards, they ran, sing and chant about freedom; attracting even more people who join them in the protest. The police use teargas to try and disperse them. In retaliation, the protesting children start throwing stones at the police. Within no time, the police respond by unleashing dogs and firing live bullets at the protesting youngsters.

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The Nairobi Railways Museum PDF Print E-mail
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BINGWA winner Elin at the museumThe Nairobi Railways Museum is an interesting gem of treasure that bears witness to the history of the railway in East Africa. The museums’ very first curator Fred Jordan realized how rapidly the railway system was changing and decided to preserve its history. He therefore began gathering items in 1927. The Museum was opened in 1971 and is now accessible everyday.

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Rwanda; The land of a thousand hills PDF Print E-mail
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Rwanda; the land ofa thousand hills

Words: Christine Nderitu

 

• Rwanda has been referred to as the 'Switzerland of Africa' and 'The land of milk and honey'. But the most famous one is 'the land of a thousand hills' because of its hilly nature.
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