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UN concerned about recruitment and use of child soldiers

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Earlier this month about 300 child soldiers were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan according to the UN mission there....

Child soldiers freed in South Sudan but recruitment heats up –...

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Armed groups in South Sudan released 145 children on Tuesday, the UN children's agency (UNICEF) said, calling on warring parties to stop...

Sierra Leone ‘helped deploy ex-child soldiers to Iraq’, academic says

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Sierra Leone's government helped British private security service firms recruit former child soldiers to work as guards in Iraq from 2009, said...

Nine-year-old girl in record release of South Sudan child soldiers

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A nine-year-old girl was among hundreds of child soldiers freed in South Sudan over the last three days, part of the largest...

More child soldiers demobilised in South Sudan

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A further 300 children have been released from an armed group in South Sudan, the second UN-backed demobilisation of child soldiers in...

Tears, chants as rebel child soldiers are freed in South Sudan

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The teenage rebel soldiers watched as their comrades handed over their assault rifles and stripped off their oversized khaki uniforms with the...

U.N. secures pledge to free 3,000 South Sudan child soldiers

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The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called...

Child soldiers swell fighters’ ranks in Central African Republic

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The number of child soldiers in Central African Republic has more than doubled to as many as 6,000 in recent months as...

Children lured from Rwanda to fight with Congo rebels: U.N.

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A third of child soldiers who have escaped from Congolese rebel group M23 were lured from neighboring Rwanda with promises of cash,...

South Sudan: UN mission presses for all child soldiers to be...

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The United Nations peacekeeping operation in South Sudan today called on the country's military to ensure that all child soldiers within its...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...