Child soldiers

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Far Gone review – child soldier’s story told with chilling intensity
John Rwothomack, performing his own one-man play, depicts a Ugandan boy terrorised into fighting for the Lord’s Resistance Army with visceral power

Arifa Akbar

23, Feb, 2022 @4:15 PM

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‘Collective strength’: the LRA captive restoring dignity to survivors in Uganda
Kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army rebels as a girl, Victoria Nyanjura has pushed through major reforms for victims of abduction and rape

Sarah Johnson

03, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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ICC ready to rule on ex-child soldier accused of war crimes
Dominic Ongwen was abducted by Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army aged 10 before rising to high rank

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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'I had to kill so many people': the battle to protect children in conflicts
25,000 grave violations were committed against children in conflict in 2019, says the UN

Paddy Dowling

09, Sep, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Saudi Arabia won’t attack Iran. But it may pay someone else to | Nesrine Malik
The US is being fooled that it needs to rescue its ally in the Middle East, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

22, Sep, 2019 @4:47 PM

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Rise in children forced to join militias raises fresh fears over South Sudan
Growing number of young fighters combined with sexual violence and ethnic tensions threatens return to civil war, UN warns

Rod Austin

18, Sep, 2019 @12:59 PM

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The Guardian view on 16-year-old soldiers: armies are for adults | Editorial
Editorial: With under-18s making up almost 30% of recent British army recruits, the UK is increasingly out of step


21, Aug, 2019 @5:35 PM

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'Before I was kidnapped I had friends': the girl soldiers of South Sudan | Samuel Okiror
A reintegration programme has helped 360 girls leave armed groups in Yambio county but for many the trauma of sexual violence persists

Samuel Okiror in Yambio county

20, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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UK army should stop recruiting children, health experts say
Report says ‘irresponsible’ policy of recruiting 16-year-olds put their health at risk

Nicola Davis

26, Feb, 2019 @6:30 AM

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South Sudan's war: a relentless litany of almost unimaginable horrors
A report laying bare the abominations associated with conflict in the world’s youngest state will shock the most hardened observer

Peter Beaumont

25, Feb, 2019 @11:00 AM

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'Crucial step' hailed as more than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan
Children to receive medical and emotional support as they prepare to rejoin their families after ceremony in Yambio

Karen McVeigh

08, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The year's top development stories: 2017 in review
As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in Colombia

Lucy Lamble

25, Dec, 2017 @11:00 AM

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