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artchadsudanpresidentsafpgi.jpgChad, Sudan sign peace deal
The presidents of Sudan and Chad signed a non-aggression agreement late Thursday, aiming to halt cross-border hostilities between the two African nations. The signing came after nearly two full days of talks in Dakar, Senegal, between Sudan President Omar al-Beshir and Idriss Deby, the president of Chad. (Continue Reading…)

CNN Initiative To Focus On Black America
CNN will examine the current state of Black America as part of a four-month on-air and digital initiative dubbed CNN Presents: Black in America. The initiative will include three, two-hour documentaries anchored by CNN special correspondent Soledad O’Brien focusing on “fresh analysis from new voices about the real lives behind the stereotypes, statistics and identity politics that frequently frame the national dialog about Black America,’ said the network. The initiative is slated to April 3 with Eyewitness To Murder: The King Assassination, recognizing the 40-year anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. (Continue Reading…)

Violence rife in S Africa schools
The commission’s report also said that school was the most common site of assault and robbery against pupils. No fewer than 40% of children interviewed said they had been the victims of crime at school. The report urged the introduction of metal detectors and other measures to improve school security. It cited cases of seven-year-old children playing a game called “rape me, rape me”, to demonstrate how endemic sexual violence in South Africa was. (Continue Reading…)

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