News Roundup – 13-14 February 2014

About the author(s):

Rogier Bartels

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

UN experts find ‘serious damage’ by armed extremists to cultural sites in Gao (Mali)

IRIN news: Who are the anti-balaka of CAR?

Chad’s role behind the scenes in the Central African Republic

Chasing ghosts in the Central African Republic

Time to rekindle Timbuktu’s flame

Warlord Kony benefits from chaos in central Africa

In Kony’s Shadow: Stories of LRA survivors

UN: Congo armed groups wielding machetes reportedly execute 70

Amnesty for DRC’s M23 rebels

UN to boost troops in DRC’s troubled Katanga Province

Salamat Omda Warns of Renewed Tribal Violence in Darfur

Sudan and rebels to hold first peace talks in almost a year

Valerie Amos: UN ‘must stop flagrant violation of humanitarian law in Syria’

Global Terrorism & Insurgency Attacks Rapidly Increase in Five Years, According to IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre

A selection of the many news items on child soldiers, on the occasion of the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers (which was 12 February):

Don’t Forget Child Soldiers – They Are Still on the Front Line

Kony’s child soldiers: ‘When you kill for the first time, you change’

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