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Ex-child-soldier: 'Shooting became just like drinking a glass of water'

Ex-child-soldier: 'Shooting became just like drinking a glass of water' | Journeys | Scoop.it
As a teenager in war-ravaged Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah was brainwashed, drugged and forced to kill. Now he works to rehabilitate child soldiers.
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Dulce Matuz on Pat's Personal Portraits

Dulce Matuz, Chairwoman of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition talks with Pat McMahon about her life as an illegal immigrant, why she is still in the United Stat...
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Yityish Aynaw: The first black Miss Israel

Yityish Aynaw: The first black Miss Israel | Journeys | Scoop.it
Yityish Aynaw has gone from an Ethiopian orphan, to an Israeli beauty queen set to shine on the world stage.
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Myanmar army releases child soldiers

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NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
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Lopez Lomong: From war child to U.S. Olympics star

Lopez Lomong: From war child to U.S. Olympics star | Journeys | Scoop.it
From escaping bullets in Sudan as a young boy to becoming a track and field Olympics star, U.S. athlete Lopez Lomong has been running and defying odds nearly all of his life.
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Personal Geographies

Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah's journey to the NFL, beginning as a walk-on to the Brigham Young University football team from Accra, Ghana, who had never played foot...

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Maestro Gustavo Dudamel's Journey

This program covers Gustavo Dudamel's journey from his student days with Venezuela's Youth Orchestras to becoming a popular conductor.
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The rise of Fatoumata Diawara, Mali's pop princess

The rise of Fatoumata Diawara, Mali's pop princess | Journeys | Scoop.it
After fleeing Mali at 19 to pursue her dream, singer Fatoumata Diawara returned to her country to help bring hope during a time of crisis.
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82 child soldiers saved in Democratic Republic of Congo -- U.N. force

82 child soldiers saved in Democratic Republic of Congo -- U.N. force | Journeys | Scoop.it
Scores of child soldiers, some of them as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. mission in the African nation said.
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