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Unlikely Peace Soldiers

Erin Levin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Erin Levin

"We Want Peace is about putting the spotlight on this evil to mobilize people into action to bring peace. Anybody can be a peace solider. These women are peace soldiers. We are peace soldiers. You are a peace soldier," said Emmanuel Jal.

Emmanuel Jal on Child Soldiers, Music and Peace

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

"Faith is what gives me hope for tomorrow, but my music is the painkiller for today."

Keeping the Spotlight on Sudan

Emmanuel Jal | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Emmanuel Jal

In January, Emmanuel Jal and millions of southern Sudanese voted for independence, and on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will become the world's newest internationally recognized country. But southern Sudan is not out of the woods yet.

Former Child Soldier Finds Solidarity With Inmates At Prison Book Club Visit

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The book club was all aflutter. A celebrity author, after all, can get even the most serious bookworm a little exercised. "I really loved your book,...

New Social Network Helps Refugees Reunite

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A new cell-phone based social network may help refugees find lost loved ones in days or minutes instead of years, Tonic reports. The pilot program a...

Orphans International Worldwide Unveils New Website for Sponsoring Kids - Including Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) unveiled its new website, the third since its founding in 1999. I created the first, which was indeed primitiv...

Sister Fa Steals The Show At Star-Studded Concert Honoring U.N. Peacekeepers

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

Her May 2009 German release, Saraba - Tales From the Flipside of Paradise, is, at once, a nod to old-school rap and also a blazing new direction for West African Hip-hop.

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

Emmanuel Jal, Child Soldier Turned Activist Rapper, Uses Music To Fight

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Modiba

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...

Speak Up for Human Rights: The Price of Silence is Much Too High

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

2008-12-09-marcia_silence.jpg In an effort to rally attention to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International is releasing the international song and video, The Price of Silence.

War Child, Story of a Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Hip Hop Star, is Horrifying, Humanizing, Edifying

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.