S Sudan demobilises child soldiers

As it prepares for a referendum, south Sudan is de-listing children from its forces.

    The army in south Sudan has pledged to demobilise all child soldiers by the end of the year ahead of January's referendum, which will determine the fate of the south.

    During the civil war, the rebel forces are said to have recruited thousands of children into special units known as the Red Army.

    There are an estimated 900 children carrying weapon for south Sudan. But army commanders have said they are moving to de-list all children from the service.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from southern Sudan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.