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SUDAN / DDR DEMOBILISATION

The worlds largest ever Disarmament Demoblisation and Reintegration (DDR) Program is underway in Sudan after a two decade long civil war. Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed between the North and the South ended one of Africa’s longest running conflicts that saw an estimated 2 million killed. UNMIS

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WORLD BANK / FOOD CRISIS

Leaders at the World Bank warn that the global food crisis is not over. Today the Bank announced that its investment in programs for the poorest people will triple to 12bn US dollars in the next two years. WORLD BANK

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NIGER / FGM

Ten villages in western Niger decide to put an end to female genital mutilation or cutting (also known as FGM/C), publicly calling all inhabitants in the Tillabery region to give up this practice, which threatens girls’ lives. UNICEF

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GENEVA / DURBAN CONFERENCE 2 WRAP

The UN conference on racism, a follow up to the conference in Durban in 2001 has formally adopted the outcome document that commits countries to eradicating racism and xenophobia. All the references to the controversial issues of Israel and defamation of religion were omitted from the compromise text. UNTV

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