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        2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

      11 African Countries Sign UN Deal to Stabilize Region


      In an effort to stabilize the Congo, eleven African countries signed a UN-drafted peace deal agreeing not to support armed rebel groups and not to interfere in the internal affairs of the Central African country. 

      U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who led the signing ceremony in Ethiopia on Sunday,  said the peace, security and cooperation framework for Congo would bring stability to the region.

      According to the U.N., the conflict in Congo, launched by both local and foreign armed rebels, has displaced nearly 2 million people.