Mireille Affa’a Mindzie

The African Union has established institutions and laws for safeguarding the rights of children in Africa, but African governments have yet to prove their commitment to doing more than multiplying these legal mechanisms, writes Mireille Affa’a Mindzie.

Children have the right, without discrimination, to special care and protection from their family, society and the state.[1] While practices such as child labour have a long history in Africa, and particular cultural or traditional pract...read more