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Rebels Sign Truce in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan signed a peace deal with one of the largest rebel groups, the South Sudan Democratic Movement, a South Sudan official said Tuesday, in a move that could help stabilize the East African nation.
"They [the rebels] have declared a cease fire and as far as we are concerned, it's a major step toward the restoration of peace in Jonglei,"
- Philip Aguer, spokesman for the South Sudan army

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Rebels Sign Truce in South Sudan

Source: Wall Street Journal, Wed February 29, 2012
The government of South Sudan signed a peace deal with one of the largest rebel groups, the South Sudan Democratic Movement, a South Sudan official said Tuesday, in a move that could help stabilize the East African nation.

Sudan and South Sudan sign peace pact, says Thabo Mbeki

Source: BBC, Sun February 12, 2012
Sudan and South Sudan have signed a non-aggression pact, the chief mediator at crisis talks between the two says.

Sudan recognises landslide vote for independent south

Source: ABC News, Mon January 31, 2011
Sudanese vice-president Ali Osman Taha said Khartoum accepted a landslide vote for southern independence, in the first official reaction from the north after preliminary results were announced.

Armies of Sudan north, south do not want war: ministers

Source: AFP, Sun November 14, 2010
Sudan will not return to war regardless of the outcome of a January referendum on the possible independence of the country's south, ministers from the two regions said on Thursday.

Southern Sudan to Purge Child Soldiers From Army

Source: Associated Press, Mon August 30, 2010
The government of Southern Sudan said Monday it will purge child soldiers from the ranks of its former rebel army by year's end, a policy change that could see thousands of young troops pushed out of the military.

China pledges $10bn Africa loans

Source: BBC News, Sun November 08, 2009
China has pledged to give Africa $10bn (£6bn) in concessional loans over the next three years, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said at a summit in Egypt.

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Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
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Worm’s demise near

Source: Windsor Star, Tue December 09, 2008
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Measles Deaths Worldwide Fall by 74 Percent

Source: Voice of America, Sat December 06, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland - Health officials say aggressive efforts to vaccinate young children against measles have resulted in a 74 percent global decline in the number of deaths due to the illness. Experts say the biggest decline, 90 percent, occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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