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African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

1. What does the African Committee have that no other child rights mechanism has?

A: A communications mechanism
B: A celebrity goodwill ambassador
C: Special Rapporteurs

2. How many organisations in Africa are members of CRIN?

A: 52
B: None
C: 552

3. In which capital city is the African Committee based?

A: Nairobi, Kenya
B: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
C: Banjul, The Gambia

4. To which two States has the African Committee so far issued Concluding Observations?

A: Rwanda and Niger
B: Nigeria and Egypt
C: Togo and Kenya

5. What is the theme of this year's Day of the African Child?

A: Budgeting for the rights and welfare of the child
B: Child protection in reality TV shows
C: Inhuman sentencing of children

6. When will the next elections to the African Committee be held?

A: May 2011
B: April 2010
C: July 2010

7. When was the first forum held by civil society organisations to support the work of the African Committee?

A: April 2009
B: March 2010
C: March 1999

8. In which African country was a fatwa against female genital mutilation (FGM) issued in January 2010?

A: Sierra Leone
B: Mauritania
C: Uganda

9. What is the largest landlocked country in Africa?

A: Niger
B: Chad
C: Democratic Republic of Congo

10. On which theme did the African Committee hold a special meeting during its March session?

A: Discrimination
B: Budgeting for children's rights
C: Violence against children