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Sudan, Rebels Resume Peace Talks

Sudan’s government and the country’s main rebel group resumed talks Tuesday aimed at ending a 20-year civil war. Following a breakthrough on security during the last round of talks, the two sides are expected to focus on the composition of a transitional government, wealth sharing and the administration of three disputed areas in central Sudan, said Ad’Dirdeiry M. Hamed, the country’s deputy ambassador to Kenya and a delegate at the negotiations. The talks are scheduled to last until Oct. 25, said Hamed and Samson Kwaje, a spokesman for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army. The sides adjourned a previous round in the Kenyan town of Naivasha on Sept. 25 after the warring parties made major progress with an agreement on what to do with their armed forces during a six-year transition period. Full Story

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