Sudan guerrilla group agrees to end use of child soldiers

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The signing ceremony in Geneva between the UN and the Sudan Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) Chairman Malik Agar (right). Photo: Violaine Martin

A bid to halt grave rights violations against children in Sudan moved a step closer on Wednesday with a pledge by one of the country's main guerrilla groups prohibiting the use of child soldiers.

Signing the deal at the UN in Geneva, the chairman of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Malik Agar, pledged his group's continuing commitment to the protection of children in conflict.

Daniel Johnson reports.

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