Legal experts say the war crimes trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is helping to curtail the practice, though child soldiers continue to fight in a number of conflicts.
Idelphonse Nizeyimana, the 'Butcher of Butare,' was handed over to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on Tuesday, one day after being arrested in Uganda.
Hillary Clinton will promote a US-sponsored resolution Wednesday that seeks to strengthen a measure approved last year that condemns the use of rape in conflict.
A top ally of President Robert Mugabe said the European Union 'wants to undermine the inclusive government.' Meanwhile, the opposition party is considering pulling out of the fragile coalition.
No other secretary of State has so focused on women's rights. It's a powerful shift.
Networkers shift from sharing info to linking up to effect change.
Giant Panda 'Kai Kai' sits in his enclosure at the Giant Panda Forest exhibit at the River Safari, Nov. 28, 2012, in Singapore. Panda populations are threatened by poaching and a loss of habitat, as well as a low birth rate.
FDLR militia group's website in Europe shut down after German newspaper raised questions.
During her seven-country tour, Clinton highlighted the continent's successes, stressed the work yet to be done, and strengthened US trading alliances.