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Colombia must do more to stop child recruitment by armed groups – NGO

Bogota, ColombiaReuters Colombia’s government must increase efforts to stop armed groups from recruiting children, as it pushes for peace and surrender deals with rebels and crime gangs, thinktank International Crisis Group said on Friday, warning recruitment is rising.  Colombian leftist President Gustavo Petro has made “total peace” – an end to almost six decades of […]

Niger urged to work with traffickers to curb violence

Dakar, SenegalThomson Reuters Foundation Niger is better off compromising with traffickers who smuggle goods and people across the desert than risking violence trying to stop them, according to researchers and regional authorities. The West African country is a crossroads in the Sahara where people illegally transport drugs, gold and people along ancient trade routes, often […]