UN AND AFRICA: Concern voiced over deaths of albino children in Tanzania

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Caregiver attends to abandoned toddler. UN Photo/Marie Frechon

• The abduction and presumed murder of an albino baby in Tanzania has been condemned by the United Nations. One year old Yohana Bahati who lived with albinism was taken from his home in the north of the East African country on Sunday. His body was found three days later with arms and legs removed. Other Albino children have suffered a similar fate.

Rwandan peacekeepers build school in South Sudan

Students at Rwandan-built Kapuri Primary School near Juba Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

• Children in the Kapuri community in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State are celebrating the opening of a school built by UN peacekeepers from Rwanda. The project was born following a routine patrol last year in which the soldiers found pupils in the town studying under trees in make-shift classrooms with no sanitation facilities. The newly constructed building has eight classrooms, two staff offices and washrooms.

Radio “wonderful tool” for young people

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• Young people around the world and particularly in Africa are increasingly using radio to express their views and discuss issues they are concerned about. In recognition of the power of the medium, the theme for this year's World Radio Day, which is observed on 13 February each year is "Youth and Radio". The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Children's Radio Foundation have produced a manual called the Youth Radio toolkit, to help support young people as radio producers and broadcasters.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Shalako Gordon
Duration: 10'00"

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