Zulu King urges South Africans to join hands and protect women and children | The Citizen

Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini on Saturday took part in the National Men’s Day walk against gender-based violence and femicide, pledging his commitment to protect women and children. The walk and conference was organised by the GoodMen Foundation in collaboration with Queen Ntokozo Mayisela-Zulu’s Kamaskolo Foundation in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Addressing men and women gathered at Kingsmead … Read more

Uganda to close schools after eight children die of Ebola | The Citizen

Uganda will close schools nationwide later this month after 23 Ebola cases were confirmed among pupils, including eight children who died, the country’s first lady said on Tuesday. Janet Museveni, who is also the education minister, said there had been cases in five schools in the capital Kampala, as well as the neighbouring Wakiso district … Read more

Gunmen kidnap dozens of children from Nigerian farm | The Citizen

A criminal gang has kidnapped nearly 40 children working on a farm in northwest Nigeria and demanded ransom for their release, police and a local official said on Wednesday. Dozens of gunmen on motorcycles stormed a farm outside Mairuwa village in Faskari district of Katsina State on Sunday and rounded up 39 children who were … Read more

WATCH: Foreigners, children found in ‘slave-like’ conditions during Joburg warehouse raids | The Citizen

Piles of blankets litter the entrance of a dank, dust-filled illegal textile warehouse in Industria West, Johannesburg. Among heavy machinery used to turn tatters of material into blankets resembling those used by prisoners are signs of life, while JMPD and labour department officials take turns to inspect squalid living conditions unfit for any human being. … Read more

SA children: ‘Arrest abusers or we will shut down the country’ | The Citizen

A student ambassador addressed the Presidential Summit on Gender-based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and warned about what would happen if the safety of children of South Africa aren’t prioritised. Ambassadors from the Organisations Working with Children Action Caucuses said they are proud to represent the 22 million children of SA at the GBVF summit. Children … Read more

Plea to vaccinate children against flu as hospitalisations rise in England

Parents are being urged to get their young children vaccinated against flu as data suggests hospitalisation rates among under-fives have almost doubled in England in the space of two weeks. Data suggests the UK could face a triple whammy of respiratory illness this winter. While experts are concerned there could be another Covid wave, levels … Read more

Is it cold, COVID or the flu? Experts say its ‘very difficult’ to differentiate – National | Globalnews.ca

As flu season approaches amid the rise of new COVID-19 variants, experts say it’s very difficult to differentiate between a cold, flu, or a COVID-19 infection and regardless of what an infected person has, Canadians still need to wear masks and physically distance themselves from others in order to stay safe. “A lot of these … Read more

Dr Lethabo Machaba: Superwoman who saves children | The Citizen

It took the pain of confronting her brother’s terminal illness during childhood to propel Lethabo Machaba to achieve her ultimate dream – becoming a specialist medical doctor. Today, Dr Machaba, a paediatrician at Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, is a familiar face in the neonatal intensive care unit and children’s wards, having found her passion – taking … Read more