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“Annan: Congo forces top abuses vs. kids”

Congo’s armed forces and police are responsible for the majority of documented abuses against children in the chaotic country, sometimes abducting kids to carry equipment or for sex, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a report Tuesday. The report documented 29 abductions from July 2005 to May 2006, mainly by Congolese forces. The cases included five girls taken by a captain in the federal armed forces as he moved through the volatile South Kivu area in eastern Congo. Full Story

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