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# Child Soldiers

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# United Nations
Myanmar is 'failing to end recruitment of child soldiers'
The military and a number of rebel groups have drafted underage soldiers for years.
# Child Soldiers
Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.
# Central African Republic
Number of child soldiers in CAR has nearly doubled since March
The country is now “on the verge of genocide”.
# Charles Taylor
War crimes verdict upheld for Charles Taylor
Victims of the former Liberian president’s regime spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term was upheld.
# Child Soldiers
82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo
The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.
# Syria
Child soldiers 'increasingly recruited in Syria'
Save the Children said that both sides of the conflict are using boys as soldiers and even human shields.
# kony
Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard
The body guard to the notorious LRA leader had earned a grim reputation over the abduction of children.
# Congo
Congo warlord sentenced to jail for using child soldiers
Thomas Lubanga was found guilty of recruiting and using children and sending them to kill and be killed during fighting in the Congo.
# Uganda
LRA commander captured by Ugandan soldiers
Ugandan officials say Caesar Acellam was one of Joseph Kony’s top strategists in the LRA.
# Uganda
Uganda suggests Joseph Kony getting Sudan support
Ugandan officials have repeated past claims that rebel leader Joseph Kony has been receiving support from the Sudanese government.
# Blood Diamonds
Taylor verdict hailed a 'victory for victims'
Human rights groups call for better reparations for victims and for more perpetrators to be brought to justice.
# Kony 2012
Sequel to Kony 2012 viral video expected today
The ‘Stop Kony’ video has been viewed over 86 million times on YouTube since its release last month.
# Kony 2012
'Exhaustion and dehydration' behind Kony 2012 campaigner's hospitalisation
Jason Russell’s wife says that he “did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration”.
# Viral Video
Filmmaker defends Kony 2012 campaign as video reaches over 56m hits
Critics have suggested an ulterior motive for Jason Russell’s campaign to bring alleged war criminal Joseph Kony to justice through a viral video campaign.
# Child Soldiers
‘For children in Somalia, nowhere is safe’ – HRW report
The rights group has criticised all sides of the Somali conflict of recruiting child soldiers and failing to adequately protect children.
# Military Tribunal
Canadian child soldier's trial begins at Guantanamo
Omar Khadr’s lawyers say he should be treated as the 15-year-old he was when he was detained.