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Sudan's Government, Rebels Agree to Divide Oil Revenue

Deal lifts a hurdle to ending the long civil war. Talks continue on power sharing. In marathon weekend peace talks, Sudanese officials and rebel leaders agreed to share their country’s burgeoning oil revenue, a key step toward ending a 20-year civil war that is responsible for the deaths of 2 million people, mostly from disease and starvation. The two sides, which are meeting in Kenya, are still working on a wider deal on how to carve up the country’s wealth. Other unresolved issues include how power would be shared and who would control three disputed areas in central Sudan that contain rich oil deposits. Sudan, Africa’s largest country by territory and an emerging petroleum exporter, has been at war for all but 11 years since its 1956 independence. Full Story

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