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U.N.: Children Make Up Majority of Rebel Force in Congo

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U.N.: Children Make Up Majority of Rebel Force in Congo

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U.N.: Children Make Up Majority of Rebel Force in Congo

U.N.: Children Make Up Majority of Rebel Force in Congo

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The United Nations estimates that children account for more than half the soldiers fighting for the various rebel groups in Congo. At least 40,000 of them are in eastern Congo alone. Many of the children were abducted, while others joined to escape poverty. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien.