Despite being legally obligated to an act that deters exploitation of children, US President Barack Obama has allowed South Sudan to continue recruiting child soldiers, writes Azad Essa.
Child soldiers are supposed to have been relegated to a chapter in the history books. In South Sudan, where intermittent violence has made a mockery of various attempts to broker peace, the incidence of children participating in war, is on the rise. So far this year, 650 children have been recruited by militia groups. And they’re still counting.
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