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9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan war, UN says

Over 9,000 children have been recruited as soldiers in South Sudan's brutal four-month long civil war by both government and rebel forces, the UN's human rights chief said Wednesday. "More than 9,000 children have been recruited into armed forces by……

U.S. slaps sanctions on Rwanda over rebel use of child soldiers

The United States slapped sanctions on Rwanda on Thursday over the use of child soldiers by rebels with alleged ties to the army. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that the United States was invoking the Child Soldiers Protection Act in sanctioning Rwanda, as Washington seeks…

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