Daily Archives: July 30, 2016

Peace Returning to Chibok in Borno State

  After 806 days since the deadly Boko Haram sect abducted over 200 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School, in Chibok Community, Borno state, students of public schools in the area have finally returned to their classrooms. As a result of the abduction, government schools in Chibok community were closed for the fear of […]

Rivalry Over Vice Presidency Threatens to Reignite Civil War in South Sudan

On Monday the South Sudanese government of Salva Kiir replaced Machar with General Taban Deng Gai after the previous vice president insisted on hiding near Juba unless an outside force intervenes. South Sudan’s prominent opposition leader, Riek Machar fled the capital earlier this month after a fierce conflict, which threatened […]

UNICEF Expresses Concerns Over India’s Child Labour Bill

UN agency UNICEF has expressed its concerns regarding provisions in India’s Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2016 that allows a child to help out in family enterprises after school hours. The agency claims that the amendments will negatively impact children from lower socio-economic backgrounds and will legitimise family work. The bill […]