Military use of children

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 18th, 2012
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The International Criminal Court says it will launch a preliminary inquiry into the events that have taken place in Mali, where Islamist rebels have seized control of the country’s north. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the probe will determine whether to open a fuller investigation that c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 14th, 2012
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The Hague – The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of war crimes in its landmark first ruling since it was set up a decade ago. Lubanga was accused of recruiting and deploying child soldiers during a five-year conflict until 2003. An estimate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Feb 7th, 2012
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Buffalo – A Liberian man who helped lead a faction accused of torture killings and recruiting child soldiers during the West African country’s civil war has been ordered removed from the United States, where he raised a family and worked as a public school administrator in upstate New Yor...
By benim
In Central Africa
Jun 3rd, 2011
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a war that formally ended in 2008 still rages in the countryside. International organizations say all types of military groups are guilty of recruiting or abducting children, including countless numbers of girls, to serve as soldiers, porters, spies, scouts, cooks...
By benim
In Central Africa
Apr 26th, 2011
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Congolese children’s rights activist Murhabazi Namegabe on Tuesday was named winner of the $100,000 World Children’s Prize for his efforts to protect children exploited by armed groups in the African country. The award foundation based in Mariefred, Sweden, cited Murhabazi’s “...
By benim
In Libya
Mar 11th, 2011
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Geneva – The UN officials say they are getting reports that child soldiers are being recruited to fight for Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in Libya – which would be a war crime. Unicef spokesperson Marixie Mercado told The Associated Press on Friday there is “a serious concern” that chil...
By benim
In Central Africa
Feb 12th, 2011
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Youngsters struggling to adapt to civilian life feel they have little option but to return to fighting. A lack of community support and persistent discrimination is being blamed for the re-recruitment of former child soldiers by the army and militias in Masisi territory, in eastern Democratic Republi...
By benim
In Documentary
Nov 17th, 2010
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Transcript JIM LEHRER: Next tonight: former soldiers in a children’s army that has wreaked havoc in Uganda and Central Africa. Some of the one-time child soldiers are now talking of their horrific experiences. And NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden narrates this report prepared in partnership w...
By benim
In Abuse
Nov 9th, 2010
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Child pirates have been detained in Somalia along with adults found guilty of piracy, says UN expert. With this, comes a new set of challenges that child rights advocates must face. The rise of maritime piracy in Somalia in recent years has presented a new challenge to the child rights agenda: the “c...
By benim
In Chad
Oct 29th, 2010
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(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is facing backlash from humanitarian and human rights groups after lifting restrictions on the use of child soldiers in certain countries, according to The Cable. On Thursday, the administration waived a key section of the 2008 Child Soldier Law for the c...