January 18, 2007 3:00 AM

Violence down sharply in sub-Saharan Africa

After decades as the worlds most violent region, sub-Saharan Africa has lost that unwanted title and is finding peace. The number of conflicts south of the Sahara Desert is down sharply, according to two new tallies, and so is their lethality. The reports authors credit successful peacemaking and peace-building efforts by international organizations such as the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union as well as interventions by individual African countries.

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