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Returning Sudanese Child Soldiers Their Childhood

Returning Sudanese Child Soldiers Their Childhood

As the process of reintegrating South Sudan’s child soldiers into their old lives begins soon, the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army renewal of its lapsed commitment to release all child soldiers from its ranks in March could mean that within two years children will no longer constitute part of the country’s militia groups.

Congo militiaman claims innocence before world crimes court

Congo militiaman claims innocence before world crimes court

(InformAfrica) — Former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga proclaimed his innocence Friday before the world crimes court’s first trial where he faces war crimes charges for recruiting child soldiers.

Charles Taylor’s charges of impartiality over Wikileaks cables dismissed

Charles Taylor’s charges of impartiality over Wikileaks cables dismissed

The Special Court for Sierra Leone trying former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes on Friday dismissed a challenge to its impartiality that was based on U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks.

Taylor, who denies all charges of instigating murder, rape, mutilation, sexual slavery and conscription of child soldiers in wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone in which more than 250,000 were killed, had been allowed to use the cables as evidence in court.