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Government, Rebels Sign New Memorandum On Cessation of Hostilities

The government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday to reaffirm their commitment to the total cessation of hostilities, spokespersons from both sides told IRIN. The spokesman at the Sudanese embassy in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Muhammad Dirdiery, said the MOU provided, for the first time, for a verification mechanism to monitor all ceasefire violations. “In case of any violations, the party will have to surrender the area taken,” he added. Full Story

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