Child Soldiers News
Ugandan Rebel Charged With 70 Counts, Including Murder, Rape
An alleged senior commander in the brutal militia of fugitive warlord Joseph Kony pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 70 charges including murder, rape, forced marriages and using child soldiers during the group's insurgency in northern Uganda
Sri Lanka Leader Asks Trump's Help to Drop War Crime Charges
Sri Lanka's leader is seeking the support of President-elect Donald Trump to free Sri Lankan troops from war crime allegations from the country's decades-long civil war
Silent Victims of Violence: 4 Million Kids Orphaned in Congo
More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence
Community Helps Beloved Crossing Guard Afford Prosthetic Repair
He lost his leg as a child soldier in Ethiopia, the school's principal said.
Texas School Community Surprises Beloved Crossing Guard With Funds to Afford Prosthetic Leg Repair
The Harvard Elementary School community in Houston, Texas, has come together to help a beloved crossing guard afford repairs to his prosthetic leg. The crossing guard, 42-year-old Fetene Yezengaw, has manned the intersection near the school for nearly a decade, according to Principal Laura Alaniz.
David Oyelowo on Showing 'Queen of Katwe's' Madina Nalwanga Her First Film
David Oyelowo is starring alongside Lupita Nyong'o in "Queen of Katwe," the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a girl who rises from poverty in rural Uganda to become Grand Chess Master with the help of chess coach Robert Katende (Oyelowo). Oyelowo calls the film "life affirming" because it shows
David Oyelowo Talks 'Queen of Katwe' on 'GMA'
The actor discusses his role in the new film and opens up about visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture with co-star Lupita Nyong'o.
Olympics' First Refugee Team To March In Opening Ceremony
Athletes marching in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio today will be joined by the first refugee team ever to compete in the Olympics. The 10 athletes on the refugee team will march immediately before participants from Brazil, the 2016 Olympics host country. The refugee athletes will
UN Seeks to Fund Education, Combat Extremism for Children in Crisis
Going to school can dramatically change the lives of children in conflict zones –- yet education is severely underfunded, children’s advocates from UNICEF and Save the Children say. Their comments follow the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today, where United Nations Special Envoy Gordon
Raised on Terror: ISIS's Focus on 'Indoctrinating' Children
Last month ISIS released the latest of its many propaganda videos featuring child fighters, this time showing a purported 15-year-old suicide car bomber -- a horrifying, but typical example of the youngsters who Western researchers say are increasingly used by the Syria-based terrorist group. "It