Oliver Poole is an award-winning Foreign Correspondent for the Evening Standard and Independent titles. In his career he has reported from war zones including Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq, where he was based during the worst years of the civil war. He has written two books, "Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad' and 'Black Knights: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad'. He was previously a Foreign Reporter for The Daily Telegraph, and has written for the BBC, Guardian, Times and South China Morning Post.
12 May 2013 07:20 PM
A child soldier rescued from a rebel militia group in the Central African Republic by Unicef before being forcibly re-recruited has been stoned to death by a mob, it has emerged.
03 January 2013 06:13 PM
Providing economic self-sufficiency is the key final stage in Unicef’s rehabilitation programme for rescued child soldiers
29 December 2012 12:42 AM
Boxing Day saw the rescue of 64 former child soldiers, as rebels advanced on the capital of the Central African Republic. But Unicef’s rehabilitation work with them has only just begun
21 December 2012 04:37 PM
How Unicef helps release child soldiers and reintegrate them into civilian life
20 December 2012 05:54 PM
Unicef are doing vital work rehabilitating child soldiers in the north of the Central African Republic, but rebel activity and a lack of funds put the future of the project in doubt
13 December 2012 06:59 PM
In theory the rebel groups are fighting the Government. In reality they're battling for dominance of the diamonds, and they see children as the ideal warriors
01 November 2012 03:41 PM
Clashes involving Salafis; women gang-raped by police; attacks on the US embassy: hopes for democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring are fading
07 January 2012 12:00 AM
Meanwhile his wife, Ukraine's ex-Prime Minister, faces 24-hour surveillance in jail
20 December 2011 12:00 AM
Eugenia Carr – the daughter of the jailed former Ukrainian premier Yulia Tymoshenko – is fighting for her country's future, says Oliver Poole
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
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