South Sudan abductions set back efforts to end use of child soldiers

South Sudan has said little since 89 boys were abducted in the largest reported episode of forced recruitment of child soldiers. The Army has repeatedly committed itself on paper to end the use of child soldiers, but little has changed.

Goran Tomasevic/ Reuters

The 89 schoolboys abducted more than a week ago by South Sudanese soldiers are being held in a military training camp territory near active front lines, aid workers report, as the national Army remains reticent about the recruitment of children in a government-controlled area.