The use of child fighters in the war on terror
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria
Nigerian pro-government militia frees hundreds of children
A regional militia in Nigeria has freed 900 children involved in the fight against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, the UN says. UNICEF says children have been among the worst-hit by the decade-long conflict.
Improving quality of primary education in Nigeria
The United Nations says families in Nigeria spend approximately 20 percent of GDP per capita on preschool-related expenditures annually. Euphrates Efose, Chief of Education at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss evaluate this data and look at strategies for improving the quality of primary Education in Nigeria.
UN: One quarter of the world's health centers lack clean water
A new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF has found an alarming number of health centers around the world lack access to clean water. Dirty water can fuel the global spread of deadly superbugs.
Conflict leaves over 200,000 children malnourished in Congo's Kasai region - UNICEF
Susan and her daughter, Rosette escaped conflict in Congo's Kasai region to find shelter in Kikwit in the country's southwest, but like thousands of other displaced civilians Susan struggled to find food for her daughter to eat.
UNICEF: World 'has continued to fail' children in conflict zones
Children were not adequately protected from conflicts in 2018, according to UNICEF. The children's fund said thousands of boys and girls were directly victims of war violence this year.
Nigerian Army vs Humanitarian agencies
The Nigerian Army has come down hard on humanitarian agencies Amnesty International and UNICEF, accusing both of working to destabilise the country.
Tackling Nigeria’s water sanitation crisis
Only 97 million people have access to improved sanitation in Nigeria. This is according to Zaid Jurji, Chief, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section of UNICEF, Nigeria. He joins CNBC Africa from Abuja to discuss solutions to Nigeria’s water sanitation crisis.
UNICEF calls for stronger action and investment in children
According to UNICEF, ongoing conflict and fear of attacks on schools is putting the education of more than 3.5 million children at risk in the Lake Chad Basin and there’s need for a stronger investment in children.