The Central African Republic and child soldiers

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Two students at the Don Bosco center, in Bangui, on February 13, 2019. RFI / Gaël Grilhot

By: Charlotte Cosset Follow

21 min

How many are there still today these child soldiers?

In the Central African Republic, the peace agreement signed in February 2019 between the government and 14 armed groups, allowed a relative return to calm ... 


But in the midst of the continuing violence, children are still very much present… The authorities estimate that in 2013, around 100,000 children were recruited by armed groups… Nearly 14,000 were “released”. 

RFI went to meet them.

In order to protect them, all of their names have been changed.


The Central African Republic and child soldiers


, a major report by Charlotte Cosset.

(Replay August 19 and October 16, 2020)


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