10 Questions: Emmanuel Jal

These days, Emmanuel Jal is a star of African rap. But as a former child soldier, he fought, from the age of nine, in Sudan's bloody and protracted civil war. Of four hundred or so boys that set off on a long trek through the desert in search of safety, Jal was one of the few survivors. With the help of a British aid worker, Jal was spirited to a new life in Nairobi where he found salvation in God and music. Now aged about 25, Jal is a spokesman for Make Poverty History, the Coalition to Stop the Use of...

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