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Sudan President Sees Final Peace Deal Within a Week

Sudan’s president said on Monday he expected his government and southern rebels to reach a final peace deal within a week to end a 20-year-old civil war. Mediators hope both sides can clinch a comprehensive accord after more than a year of talks in Kenya to end a conflict that has claimed an estimated two million lives, mainly through hunger and disease. “Great progress has been achieved,” Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a news conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. “We expect within a week’s time to reach a final agreement in the peace process,” Bashir said. The rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) said it was difficult to reach the agreement within a week but added there were “good prospects.” Full Story

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