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Mediators Say Sudan Factions to Extend Truce

Sudan’s warring factions will extend a cease-fire pact when it expires at the end of June, to facilitate ongoing talks aimed at ending two decades of conflict, mediators said Tuesday. Sudan’s northern government has been fighting the southern Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) since 1983. The conflict, over oil, religion, ideology and the right for the southern people to govern themselves, has killed some two million people. “We will be signing an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding on hostilities on June 30,” a spokeswoman for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the regional body hosting the peace talks, told Reuters. Full Story

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