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Aid Workers Warn Of Humanitarian Crisis In Democratic Republic of Congo

http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/video/ A Foreign Office minister has warned British troops may need to be sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a last resort. Lord Malloch-Brown's comments came as the Foreign Secretary David Miliband holds talks in the region to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Aid agencies are warning of a humanitarian disaster with more than 250,000 people forced to flee their homes. Sky's Africa Correspondent Emma Hurd reports.

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The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."