South Sudan

South Sudan's Red Army comes of age

Format
News and Press Release
Source
Posted
Originally published
Origin
View original

In a landmark transition from warfare to welfare, former child soldiers in the Red Army are establishing a foundation aimed at addressing social problems in South Sudan

In the early 1980s, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) recruited and began training boys as young as 12 to fight in its battle for independence from Sudan. The child soldiers were called the Red Army. According to a 1994 Human Rights Watch report, some of the children fought alongside the SPLA.

Read the full report on the Guardian.