Articles by Ochan Hannington

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Reintegration or Re-recruitment: Preventing Old Wars from Fueling New Wars
Ochan Hannington | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2017

When fighters return to civilian life their prospects are limited. Now, experts warn many are being re-recruited into other violent groups. “Whether that is forced recruitment because they live in a really remote location, or incentivized recruitment, that we see so much of in the Central African Republic or the Democratic Republic of the Congo where armed groups become the most viable employment offer in a region.”

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People Choosing Peace: Ayuel Madut, South Sudan
Ochan Hannington | Peace News – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 May 2017

I fought alongside the Sudan People’s Liberation Army that later took power in South Sudan. During the guerrilla war I was a child soldier. At such a young age I thought I fully understood the reasons for fighting the Khartoum government, which was our “enemy” then.

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