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South Sudan Government And Rebels Sign Ceasefire

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's government and rebels have signed a ceasefire deal that many hope will put a pause to five weeks of fighting that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians in the world's newest country. The peace deal, signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday by representatives of President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, the rebel leader and and former South Sudanese vice president, is the first real progress since political friction turned violent on December 15.

Nigerian Terror Group, Boko Haram Declares Ceasefire

AFRICANGLOBE - Terrorist Islamic sect Boko Haram has agreed to a ceasefire deal in northern Nigeria in exchange for the release of its members from police custody. The group has also authorised the police to arrest anyone fighting in its name.