Former Congolese war lord guilty of using child soldiers

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Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

•Former war lord from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been found guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers. The International Criminal Court said the crimes were committed between 2002 and 2003. Mr. Lubanga was the head of a rebel armed group known as the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo (FPLC).

Gang rape victims in Somaliland get help

Fatima Hussein Ismail

•In Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, women do not have an easy life. They face violence, sexual abuses and violations of rights. UN-supported organizations in Somaliland are providing medical, psychological and legal assistance to women and girls who were gang raped and later gave birth.

UNMISS supports peaceful disarmament in Jonglei State

Hilde Johnson

•The government of South Sudan has started the disarmament of civilians in Jonglei State. The UN Mission in the new country says it supports the principle of collecting weapons held illegally within communities. It stresses that without addressing this issue, the cycle of violence in Jonglei will never end.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Donn Bobb
Production Assistant:Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer:Benji Candelario
Duration:10'00"

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