Child soldiers

FILE - In this June 12, 2019 file photo, former FARC rebel Seuxis Hernandez, also known as Jesus Santrich, flashes a victory sign at journalists as he attends a session of the Chamber of Representatives at the Colombian congress in Bogota, Colombia. Hernandez along with a group of former peace negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced in a video published Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, that they are taking up arms again following what they considered the failure of conservative President Ivan Duque to guarantee their political rights after the signing of a landmark peace deal. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
August 29, 2019 - 10:11 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The top peace negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced Thursday that he and a small cadre of hardline supporters are taking up arms again, accusing President Ivan Duque of failing to uphold the 2016 accord that sought to end a half century of...
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July 18, 2019 - 5:55 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that found a convicted warlord from the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for $10 million in reparations to hundreds of victims. Thursday's appeals judgment also cleared the way for more victims to seek...
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Congolese militia commander Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the ICC (International Criminal Court) during his trial at the Hague in the Netherlands, Monday July 8, 2019. The ICC is expected to pass judgement Monday on Ntaganda, accused of overseeing the slaughter of civilians by his soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. (Eva Plevier/Pool via AP)
July 08, 2019 - 11:02 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday convicted a notorious rebel commander known as "The Terminator" of 18 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery for his role in atrocities in a bloody ethnic conflict in a...
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May 10, 2019 - 12:37 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities say nearly 900 children who were enlisted in a civilian defense militia in northeastern Nigeria have been officially separated from the group in accordance with a U.N. accord. The children had been part of a group that was helping government forces fight armed...
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October 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is targeting a network of businesses that provides financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran, which allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The sanctions are part of the U.S. economic...
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Since March last year, the U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency has said Yemen — already the Arab world's poorest country — is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
August 28, 2018 - 7:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes since Yemen's conflict intensified 3½ years ago, including rape, torture, arbitrary detention and use of child soldiers. Their report —...
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Congo militia leader, smiles toward his lawyer, left, in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the closing statements of his trial in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. Ntaganda is facing charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the eastern Ituri region of Congo from 2002-2003. (Bas Czerwinski/Pool via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 11:15 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Evidence presented at the International Criminal Court trial of a rebel leader known as "The Terminator" proves his guilt on all 18 charges he faces for his alleged role in deadly attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, prosecutors told judges Tuesday in their...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children removed from their families and placed in institutional care are at greater risk of being trafficked, the U.S. warned Thursday in an annual report. The State Department report, which ranks governments in their efforts to combat slavery and the flesh trade, left the Trump...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, former child soldiers stand in line waiting to be registered with UNICEF to receive a release package, in Yambio, South Sudan. At a new "laying down of the guns" ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 112 boys and 95 girl child soldiers were returned to their families in areas outside the town of Yambio. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
April 18, 2018 - 6:12 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months. An estimated 19,000 children are believed to be in armed forces amid the country's 5-year civil...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says. The Save the Children report released Thursday looks at factors including attacks on schools, child soldier recruitment, sexual violations, killings and lack of...
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