Friday, 1 January 2010

Sudanese rebels renew promise to demobilise child soldiers

Sudan's main rebel movement on Sunday assured visiting UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Carol Bellamy that it was committed to the demobilisation
of child soldiers from its armed forces.

"We recognise that the military is no place for children and it
is the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) policy that children
under the age of 18 should not be in the army," SPLA deputy
commander Salva Kiir said.
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