The Cost of Buy a Child Soldiers in Mali

Islamists in the Western African country of Mali are buying children to serve as child soldiers from families. They are paying families $600 per child, according to an official from the United Nations.

Men are also buying women to be brides at prices less than $1,000.

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Source:  “Mali Islamists ‘buying child soldiers, imposing Sharia’,” BBC News, October 10, 2012.