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Sudan President Pledges Peace

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has told a rally in the southern town of Juba that the country’s 20-year civil war is nearing an end. “There will be no wars, there will no more death, there will be no more rifles,” President Bashir told the crowd, gathered to mark the 14th anniversary of the military coup that brought him to power. Mr Bashir’s visit comes at a critical moment – with a final session of the protracted peace talks scheduled to resume on 6 July. The negotiations, due to take place in Kenya, are an attempt to settle the conflict between the Muslim North and the predominantly Christian South that has cost an estimated two million lives. The president was accompanied on his trip by the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Musa. On Sunday, Mr Mousa said Arab institutions had injected more than $100m into projects in southern Sudan. Full Story

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