UNMISS/UNICEF South Sudan Joint Press Release. 29 October 2014 - The Government of South Sudan, with the support of the United Nations, today launched the “Children, not Soldiers” campaign nationally, marking the country’s renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children by its army.

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 30 April 2014 – Press elease. Africa needs to do more to translate its commitments to social protection into practical programmes that reach the poorest and most marginalized children, participants said today at the conclusion of the African Union Expert Consultation Meeting on Children and Social Protection.

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:07

CAR: Massacres in Remote Villages

3 April 2014 – Attacks Show Urgent Need to Protect Civilians.

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16 March 2014 - Halima, a 25-year-old Muslim, could not hold back tears when we met again recently in Bossemptele, about 185 miles north of Bangui, in the Central African Republic. She was living under the protection of the Catholic Church, after the anti-balaka militia slaughtered more than 80 Muslims in Bossemptele.

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20 January 2014 – Over the past 72 hours, senseless violence has resulted in many deaths and created tension throughout the Central African Republic in the lead-up to today’s vote to select an interim president of the country.

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14 January 2014 - In Burkina Faso, delinquent juveniles are usually given prison sentences although, according to the Convention of Child Rights, depriving a minor of his liberty should be a measure of last resort and limited to exceptional cases.

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2 January 2014 - Attacks against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) have sunk to a “vicious new low,” the United Nations children’s agency warned today, saying that at least two children have been beheaded, and one of them mutilated, in the violence that has gripped the capital since early December.

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4 December 2013 – The Commission of the African Union (AU), convened a two day consultative workshop from 3-4 December 2013, to review the AU DDR operational guidance documents on issues of Detention, Women and Children in armed conflict, Reintegration and developing frameworks for National DDR initiatives, which will assist the AU’s engagement in DDR related activities.

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Les groupes islamistes installés au Nord du Mali procèdent à l'enrôlement de plusieurs mineurs dans leurs rangs.

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21 May 2013 - Press release. As the African Union (AU) prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a time when consultations on what will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are gathering pace

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