Fighting against the human rights abuses of Ugandan Lord's
Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, the organization Invisible
Children has released " KONY
2012 ," a 30-minute video that has gone viral in social media with tens
Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas
Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young
daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a
sex slave. If you had...
The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six
months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting
president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist
movements, and radical Islamists...
Mali (AP) - Salif Haidara sat drinking tea on the side of the road with other
weary bus passengers when a man with a turban and a long beard approached them:
Did they want to become holy warriors? The skinny teen had left his poor
Somalia (AP) - An international rights group says Somalia's militants and
government forces are recruiting children to fight and in some cases to serve
as "cannon fodder" for adult fighters. Human Rights Watch said in a
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and
shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack
children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and
Congo (AP) - In a marked turnaround, Congo's president called Wednesday for the
arrest of a notorious ex-warlord who has been serving in the country's army
despite an international indictment on war crimes charges. Bosco Ntaganda is...
NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction
the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the
eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting.
HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Mali's justice minister on Wednesday asked prosecutors
at the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into "grave
and massive" crimes committed in the African nation that was plunged into