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South Sudan's child soldier problem

Children in the world's youngest country of South Sudan are being forced to fight on both sides of a bloody civil war.

The United Nations estimates that there are 11,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, where there has been a lull in the fighting, as peace talks continue between government, and rebel forces.

It is a conflict which has made few headlines, but cost many lives, including those of the youngest and most vulnerable.

Tom Burridge travelled to Bentiu, an area in the country's north where young boys as young as eight, are recruited.

  • 27 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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