Children used as soldiers in Central African RepublicListen /
The Central African Republic is one of the "worst" countries that use children as soldiers, according to the top United Nations official dealing with the issue.
Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, has just returned from a mission to the country.
She says the problem is exacerbated by the existence of a number of vigilante groups as the country's small army is not able to deploy throughout the country.
Ugandan rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army terrorize people in areas of the Central African Republic.
Ms. Coomaraswamy told Derrick Mbatha about her mission to the country.