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US Military Facing Fresh Questions Over Targeting of Children in Afghanistan | RSN

In comments which legal experts and campaigners described as “deeply troubling”, army Lt. Col. Marion Carrington told the Marine Corp. Times that children, as well as “military-age males”, had been identified as a potential threat because some were being used by the Taliban to assist in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. “It kind of opens our aperture,” said Carrington, ...

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Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions | allAfrica.com

Cape Town — A 10-year old orphan who waited for more than five years for a South Africa government grant has changed the way the state will support children in need. In a discussion that epitomised the value of civil society and government working together, participants at “Towards Carnegie III,” a conference aimed at combating poverty and inequality, witnessed a ...

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