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Central Africa armed groups vow to free thousands of child soldiers

Central Africa armed groups vow to free thousands of child soldiers

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – Leaders of armed groups in strife-ravaged Central African Republic agreed Tuesday to release thousands of child soldiers and to end underage recruitment, UNICEF said.

The United Nations children’s agency described the news as a “major step forward” in the country, where it estimates 6,000 to 10,000 children are held by various armed factions.

“The Central African Republic is one of the worst places in the world to be a child, and UNICEF is eager to work with local authorities to help reunite these children with their families,” UNICEF representative Mohamed Malick Fall said in a statement.

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