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1. Analysis: Girl child soldiers face new battles in civilian life
2. Climate change influence on typhoons uncertain
3. Five food issues to watch out for

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Analysis: Girl child soldiers face new battles in civilian life



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JOHANNESBURG, 12 February 2013 (IRIN) - Girl child soldiers are often
thought of only as "sex slaves", a term that glosses over the complex
roles many play within armed groups and in some national armies. This
thinking contributes to their subsequent invisibility in the
demobilization processes - in fact, girls are frequently the most
challenging child soldiers to rehabilitate.
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Climate change influence on typhoons uncertain



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JOHANNESBURG, 13 February 2013 (IRIN) - When Typhoon Bopha, one of the
strongest storms to hit the western Pacific in recent memory, slammed
into the Philippine island of Mindanao last year, there was much
speculation in the media about the growing influence of climate change.
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Five food issues to watch out for



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JOHANNESBURG, 15 February 2013 (IRIN) - Who or what do you blame when
the price of maize seems to keep going through the roof? If you didn't
mention fuel subsidies, then you need to read this list of emerging
food issues in Africa.
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