Children Living without Biological Parent
Formal Alternative Care Arrangements
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This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.
Over a week ago, an unaccompanied eight year-old boy was placed on a plane to Paris from Comoros, an island nation off the coast of southeastern Africa, and was detained at the airport in Paris for more than a week when officials discovered he had false travel documents, according to this article from the Guardian.