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Sudan Gov't, Rebels Agree on Oil Revenue

The government and rebels have moved a step closer to ending Sudan’s 20-year civil war after agreeing on how to divide the country’s oil revenue — a key stumbling block in the peace talks, the chief mediator said Sunday. Lazaro Sumbeiywo told The Associated Press the two sides had agreed in principle on how to share the oil revenue and were working to reach a full agreement on wealth sharing. “It’s a major breakthrough. It was one of the contentious issues holding back the talks,” Sumbeiywo said. Yasir Arman, spokesman for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army, or SPLA, said a joint committee was working to finalize a comprehensive wealth sharing agreement “anytime now.” “We have resolved some difficult points on wealth sharing,” Arman said. “We have made a real breakthrough.” Full Story

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