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Africa,United Nations

14 July 2008

International Action Network on Small Arms (London), Media release

Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier and international rap star, will address the United Nations on Tuesday to urge them to regulate the gun trade. Emmanuel is an involuntary expert in gun violence. He was born in war-torn Sudan, and forced to fight at the age of six or seven with the rebel army in the civil war. Put into battle as a child soldier, he was made to shoot with an AK-47 that was taller than he was. He fought for five years before he and his friends managed... (

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