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VICE News Capsule: Thursday, January 29

Thousands of child soldiers to be freed in South Sudan, a former al Shabaab chief explains his defection, Shell will invest $11 billion in Iraq, and Mali struggles to preserve ancient texts from Timbuktu.

by VICE News
Jan 29 2015, 3:33pm

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Some 3,000 child soldiers to be freed in South Sudan, former al Shabaab intelligence chief says the Somali militant group is on the brink of total collapse, Shell to build $11 billion petrochemicals plant in southern Iraq, and Mali struggles to preserve ancient texts from Timbuktu.

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