Africa: Why Are Children Still Used as 'Human Bombs'?

The Global Child Soldier Index reveals that  child suicide bombings by Boko Haram militants have surged in northeast Nigeria, while recruitment has also been documented in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Child soldiers in DRC.


  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Hundreds of Child Soldiers Active in DRC Warfare

    CAJ News, 6 February 2018

    RAMPANT militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have recruited at least 585 children for use as fighters or human shields in the war afflicting in Kasai regions. Read more »