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Child soldiers remain trapped in South Sudan – UN

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Thousands of child soldiers dragged into South Sudan's civil war are unlikely to be freed soon because aid agencies lack funds to...

Child rape trial underway in DR Congo

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Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims'...

Sex work the “only option” for Malawi’s abandoned child brides

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When Memory Chitsulo was in school in Malawi she married a man a decade older. Her husband soon left for South Africa,...

African child marriages under the spotlight

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African political leaders, activists and local chiefs joined forces to commit to ending child marriage in West and Central Africa, the region...

Army of bewitched children is target of DR Congo massacres –...

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A militia group blamed for atrocities in DR Congo is largely composed of children, while a militia formed to defeat it is...

Rise in South Sudan child refugees

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More than 100 lone children cross into Uganda each day fleeing conflict in South Sudan, walking for days with no food or...

More than a million children flee escalating violence in South Sudan

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The escalating conflict in South Sudan had driven more than a million children out of the country, the United Nations said warning...

Sudan rebel group signs UN child soldier accord

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One of Sudan's largest rebel groups, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), signed an accord with the United Nations to end the...

“I was forced to kill my best friend” – former DRC...

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It was during a normal game of soccer when Michel Chikwanine was abducted at age five by rebel soldiers in the Democratic...

Over 450 child soldiers recruited by DRC rebel groups – MONUSCO

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC is "extremely concerned" about persistent reports of child recruitment by armed groups in the country...

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,...