2 October 2017 - Kinshasa - For the past few weeks, Central African Republic (CAR) cities such as Zemio have evolved from battlefields for rival rebel groups to ghost towns.

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29 September 2017 - A report finds significant improvement is being made in human rights in Somalia, but it notes huge challenges to continued progress, compounded by conflict, drought and poverty, remain to be overcome.

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12 June 2014 - The latest conflict in South Sudan has undermined much of the progress that had been made in education there since a 2005 peace accord between Khartoum and southern rebels ended decades of civil war.

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2 June 2014 — When gunfire rang out through the village just after dawn, when neighbors dropped their coffee to flee, even when her mother grabbed three younger children and ran for her life, the 10-year-old girl did not budge.

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14 May 2014 - The children of the Central African Republic are witnessing terrible violence in what has become a forgotten crisis, a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official today said, urging the international community to ‘stand up’ and stop and help end the crisis as soon as possible.

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11 May 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, reached out to the delegations of the Government of South Sudan and the SPLM/A in opposition during the peace talks held in Addis Ababa this week.

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1st May 2014 - Despite improvements in the political and security situation, children in Mali, especially those living in the North, remain vulnerable to recruitment and use, sexual violence and other grave child rights violations.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 08:46

DRC: Growing up in war - child soldiers

31 March 2014 - When he was seven Dikembe Muamba* became a soldier on the orders of his uncle, a chief in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province.

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16 March 2014 - Halima, a 25-year-old Muslim, could not hold back tears when we met again recently in Bossemptele, about 185 miles north of Bangui, in the Central African Republic. She was living under the protection of the Catholic Church, after the anti-balaka militia slaughtered more than 80 Muslims in Bossemptele.

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6 February 2014 - “All good forces must work together to combat the horrible scourge of sexual violence in war and conflict,” said the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura, who co-signed the document with Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, of Algeria, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union.

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