Thursday, October 6, 2011

Obama Waives Aid Curbs on Militaries Using Child Soldiers

WASHINGTON, Oct 5, 2011 (IPS) - For the second year in a row, U.S. President Barack Obama has waived a Congressionally-mandated ban on military aid for four countries that use child soldiers.

The four countries that will continue to receive military assistance despite the use of child soldiers in their armed forces include Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Yemen and the newly independent nation of South Sudan, according to a memo released by the White House late Tuesday.

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