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Child soldiers of Sudan told to rape, kill recounts ordeal

Despite the peace deal holding in South Sudan, an estimated 19,000 children are feared to still be in captivity in the bush working for the different militias. There are also worrying signs that some will return to fighting if conditions don't improve soon. Rape is also being used as a weapon

Child soldiers of South Sudan

by Andreea Campeanu On the red, dusty ground in Yambio, under a large mango tree, a group of 30 girls and boys, some wearing military clothes and some with guns next to them, sit in the shade eating biscuits while waiting for the start of the ceremony to release them from the army. The

US report of child soldiers among Civilian JTF, false-GAW

Ibrahim Uba   A humanitarian organisation, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW),  has debunked the United States report indicting Nigeria of using child fighters in prosecuting the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.   GAW on Tuesday said findings have shown that there is no child soldiers among the Civilian JTF