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Sudan compromise urged

Mediators have urged both sides to compromise as peace talks between the government and rebels began in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The talks seeking to end the 20-year civil war are due to tackle the the division of oil wealth and political power between the south and the Muslim north. The two sides have agreed to observe a ceasefire for the duration of the talks, but both have accused each other of launching attacks in the oil-producing south. “Let us keep in our minds, that the welfare of an entire nation and its people must not be sacrificed at the altar of personal ambition,” chief mediator Lazarus Sumbeiywo told the opening session of the talks. The BBC’s reporter in Nairobi says many observers believe that the war in Sudan is being increasingly fuelled by the desire to control the wealth from oil. Full Story

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