Over hundreds of years Africa has been plagued by never-ending bloody wars. These conflicts have continued into modern times. Today there are two major wars: The Central African Republic is experiencing a civil war involving the central government and various rebel groups. On December 14, 2013 in the Republic of South Sudan, a faction of the armed forces attempted a coup d’état. Initially the fighting was intense and heavy, but it has dwindled into a small scale insurgency conflict.
One of the most alarming situations in the African wars is the use of child soldiers. Young boys as young as eight years old carry machine guns and take part in combat. Photos below show the young soldiers with their heavy guns.
South Sudanese army troops using UN backpacks intended for children
Only in Africa...
Recent photo from South Sudan
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Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa (& the Decolonization of Africa)
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