South Sudan | UNICEF says an estimated 16,000 children remain in armed forces
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/28/16, 10:27 am
Armed groups in South Sudan released 145 child soldiers on Wednesday, according to UNICEF, but ongoing recruitment of child soldiers continues across the country.
The United Nations children’s agency said the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), led by former Vice President Riek Machar, and the Cobra Faction, which had signed a peace deal with the government in 2014, released the children.