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Congo: Children displaced by violence recruited as soldiers

by Paul Wilkinson

Posted: 23 Nov 2012 @ 01:06

THE spectre of a new army of child-soldiers being raised in Africa is looming, the charity World Vision has warned.

An uprising in April in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in fierce battles between government forces and a new rebel group known as M23, which the United Nations says is backed by neighbouring Rwanda.

Up to 320,000 people have been displaced by the fighting, the UN says, and now reports are circulating that groups are arming ...

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