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Sudan peace deadline in doubt

A peace deal to end 20 years of war in Sudan may not be signed this week as previously announced, a senior government official has said. The United States is pressing both sides to reach a deal by 31 December. But the delegate at the talks in Kenya, told the BBC that resolving issues on the three disputed regions is “proving to be a nightmare”. The war, pitting the Christian and animist south against the mainly Muslim north, has left some 1.5m people dead. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has also suggested the 31 December deadline may be missed, but said a deal will be reached “within a week”. Full Story

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