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Former refugee and child soldier speaks at Dal

Michel Chikwanine says 250,000 child soldiers still exist today. (Photo by Alice Hebb)

In 1993, five-year-old Michel Chikwanine was playing soccer in the Congo when army trucks arrived at the field. Amidst gunshots and screaming, he and his friends were abducted. Militants slashed Michel’s wrist and rubbed brown-brown—a mixture of cocaine and gunpowder—into the wound. He was blindfolded, handed a semi-automatic and ordered to shoot or be killed.…

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