Remarkable gains are made in fighting malaria

• The world has made "remarkable gains" in combating malaria in the past ten years, according to the Roll Back Malaria Partnership or RBM Partnership. It says that global action to fight malaria has reduced deaths by more than one third and saved 1.1 million lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Opinion is divided on the prosecution of child-soldiers

Messeh Kamara

 • The UN says that close to 10,000 children linked with armed groups around the world have been released since 2009. But even where children have been released, justice systems are finding it difficult to assess whether a child is a victim or a perpetrator. A survivor of the civil war in Sierra Leone says the recruitment of children into armed forces robs them of their dignity and humanity.

Civilians are under attack in Southern Kordofan state of Sudan

Edward Luck

• Soldiers and militias continue to attack civilians in Southern Kordofan state of Sudan. Many people have been killed and displaced in these attacks. A senior UN official says human rights experts should investigate that soldiers and militias have committed atrocities against civilians.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit

Duration: 10'00"

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