Child victims of peacekeeper sex abuse say UN never helped them

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Code Blue

Shocking new revelations about what happened to little boys sexually abused in the Central African Republic by peacekeepers, three years ago, were revealed in a Code Blue Campaign press conference.

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South Sudan refugee crisis escalates: Uganda and region in urgent need of assistance

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Male Daniel

Eight months after fresh violence erupted in South Sudan, a famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

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Hateful, toxic rhetoric creating a dangerous and divided world

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Amnesty International

Politicians using toxic rhetoric, reminiscent of the 1930s, are creating a dangerous and divided world, said human rights NGO Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world.

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Ugandan President calls on African leaders to end LRA rebels’ reign in CAR

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Gloria Nakiyimba

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants regional leaders to allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population in Central African Republic.

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CAR: Urgent need to rebuild justice system as war crime suspects ‘roam free’

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Amnesty International

 

‘This is impunity on a staggering scale, and it is undermining efforts to rebuild CAR and create a sustainable peace,’ Illaria Allegrozzi.

 

The vast majority of the suspected war criminals in the Central African Republic are roaming free and in some cases living side by side with their victims, fuelling instability and leading to further abuse, said human rights NGO Amnesty International in a new report published.

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The Business of War

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Ricardo Swire

The superpower ideological divide that previously structured world conflict is now obsolete. Governments in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East have unconventionally turned to private military companies to intervene in conflict on their behalf.

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One girl under 15 married every seven seconds – Save The Children

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Temesghen Debesai

One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.

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