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20 June 2008

BBC News

Southern Sudanese authorities have begun a campaign to collect large quantities of weapons held by civilians following decades of civil war. South Sudan's Minister of Internal Affairs, Paul Mayom, said only a few guns had been handed in voluntarily and new measures were required. Disarmament had to be backed by the army and take place simultaneously across communities, he said. Sudan's north-south civil war cost an estimated 1.5 million lives. After 21 years of... (

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