Child Soldiers

There are better ways for SA to assist South Sudan than military cooperation

South Africa risks becoming complicit in South Sudanese abuses

Past shackles Liberia’s girl soldiers

What happened to all the girls who fought in Liberia's brutal civil war and are now grown-ups? How do they get on with their lives?

More than 80 child soldiers rescued in Congo

About 82 children have been rescued from an armed group in the southeastern DRC and are being reunited with their families.

DR Congo province in push to save child soldiers

Desperate to save children from being used as soldiers in the DRC, residents of the 'Triangle of Death' have launched a campaign to end the practice.

Children bear brunt of CAR crisis

Sporadic armed clashes, looting of orphanages, recruitment into armies, and widespread school closures have made life perilous for CAR's children.

Global arms trade contributes to use of child soldiers

Amnesty International has called for states to adopt an Arms Trade Treaty to mark the international day against the use of child soldiers.

The ‘purest apprentices’ caught up in Mali’s dirty war

Rebel groups have recruited young boys to fight the messy war in northern Mali, a conflict that now includes 2 500 well-armed French soldiers.

Eritrean tyranny fuels mass exit

Draconian military conscription rules in Eritrea mean children as young as 12 can be forced into duty. Dan Connell reports.

Outcome anticipated against Congolese militia boss

The ICC will hand down judgment in the trial of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga who is accused of enlisting child soldiers under 15 to fight.

International justice for Africa?

If you do not understand the politics, you do not understand the basics of the concept.

Children in war: the lost millions looking for a voice

Millions of children lost in war around the world miss the right to feel a parent's love more than anything else.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income