Obama okays military aid to countries with child soldiers

childsoldierAmid the hoopla of the government shutdown, the White House quietly passed a bill Monday that overrides a law banning military aid to countries that use child soldiers.

The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits the U.S. government from … Read the rest

Charles Taylor’s victims hail war crimes verdict

Victims of the bloody regime of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor spoke of their relief after his 50-year jail term for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone was upheld by an international court on Thursday.

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Congolese warlord appeals

The International Criminal Court’s first convict, Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, on Wednesday appealed his 14-year sentence for using children in his rebel army, his lawyers said.

Former militia commander Lubanga, 51, was sentenced in July for his part in a … Read the rest