10 May 2016 - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has launched a campaign in west Darfur, Sudan, to raise awareness on the need to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers by armed forces and groups across the region.
MOGADISHU, 7 May 2016 - For years they were children at war, boys given rifles and training by al-Qaeda-backed militants and sent to the front lines of this country’s bloody conflict. Many had been kidnapped from schools and soccer fields and forced to fight.
DAKAR, 11 May 2016 - Benoit Daoundo is a child protection officer who works for the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) to help release children from armed groups in Central African Republic.
DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 April 2016 - The number of children involved in ‘suicide’ attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has risen sharply over the past year, from 4 in 2014 to 44 in 2015, according to a UNICEF report released today. More than 75 per cent of the children involved in the attacks are girls.
KHARTOUM, 27 March 2016 - In an important milestone for the protection of children in Sudan, the Government signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to prevent the recruitment and use of children by Sudan Government Security Forces. The United Nations welcomes the Government’s commitment to protect children from violations in armed conflict.
NEW YORK, 07 Mar 2016 - The United Nations Secretary-General is “deeply troubled by the scale and nature of violations endured by children” in successive waves of violence in the Central African Republic. His third report on the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the Central African nation describes widespread violations and dreadful acts of violence against boys and girls committed between January 2011 and December 2015.
12 February 2016 - When a boy in Central African Republic fell under the spell of a militia leader supposedly endowed with magical powers, he felt invincible. With his mentor’s death, he realised he had wasted four years – but a rehabilitation programme is helping him, and other former child soldiers like him, to resume his studies.
NAIROBI, 9 February 2016 - African countries are spending more resources to respond to armed conflict at the expense of public investment in children, an expert has said.
NEW YORK, 12 February 2016 - As we mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, tens of thousands of boys and girls are associated with armed forces and groups in conflicts in over 20 countries around the world.
14 January 2016 - How do women who were abducted as children, raped and forced to kill, reintegrate into their communities?
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.