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View Resource Stolen Children: Abduction and Recruitment in Northern Uganda

Authored and researched by individuals who work for the Human Rights Watch Organization, this 31-page report documents the tragic situation faced by children in Uganda. Since 1986, members of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda have abducted close to 20,000 children, often forcing them to serve as soldiers, laborers, and sexual slaves. The report estimates that since June of 2002, almost...

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/uganda0303/uganda0403.pdf
View Resource Former President of Liberia Issued Arrest Notice

This week Interpol issued a notice of arrest for the former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who is currently in asylum in Nigeria. Taylor assumed power in Liberia in 1989, and served as president of the country until this past summer when anti-Taylor rebels began to sway the balance of power within the West African nation. Previously, Taylor has been indicted on charges of crimes against...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/1205
View Resource Top Five Reasons Why Africa Should Be a Priority for the United States Screenshot

Released in March 2013, this report from the Brookings Institution's African Growth Initiative provides compelling information on why the African continent should be a public policy priority for the United States. The report is divided into five short sections, including "China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy," "Transforming the U.S.-African Commercial Relationship," and...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/top-five-reasons-why-afri...
View Resource The New Role of Safety Nets in Africa Screenshot

How might safety nets be contributing positively to the lives of people across Africa? It's a key question for policy wonks and others and it is addressed in intense detail in this corner of the World Bank's website. Here, visitors will find a 166-page report released in February 2014 that provides copious details on how "safety nets are critical instruments for reducing extreme poverty and...

http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/publication/the-new-r...