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October 2011 Blog Posts (4)

World Becoming Less Violent: Despite Global Conflict, Statistics Show Violence In Steady Decline

World More Peaceful

By SETH BORENSTEIN   10/22/11 02:31 PM ET   AP Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- It seems as if violence is everywhere, but it's really on the run.

Yes,…

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Added by Saji Prelis on October 23, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Urban youth can save Africa - or sink it

Greg Mills | 09 October, 2011 01:19
A commuter train on the Kenya-Uganda railway line chugs through Kibera, one of the largest and poorest slums in Africa and home to about a million people, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Urbanisation in Africa is gathering speed…
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Added by Saji Prelis on October 12, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Should child soldiers be prosecuted for their crimes?

JOHANNESBURG, 6 October 2011 (IRIN) - International human rights law meanders between the vague and the hazy when it comes to its stance on the age of criminal responsibility and what, if any, punishments should be imposed on child soldiers guilty of war crimes.



The godfather of human rights laws, the Geneva Conventions, oblige all member states to act on grave breaches of human rights, but does not… Continue

Added by Saji Prelis on October 11, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

From playground to battleground: children on the frontline in Somalia

From playground to battleground: children on the frontline in Somalia

The effects of civil conflict on Somalia's children have been catastrophic, as many youngsters have been forced to fight



Al Shabaab soldiers
Even with their faces covered, the…
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Added by Andrew Clark on October 2, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

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