[JURIST] The UN and the African Union (AU) [official website] have signed [press release] a joint agreement on the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Africa. The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Bangura [UN profile], signed the document with Ambassador Smail Chergui [AU profile] of Algeria, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union. The agreement strengthens national policies, legislation, training, and institutional reforms in Africa to combat sexual violence as a result of conflict....

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