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'Bad spirit' at Sudan peace talks

Peace talks between the Sudanese Government and southern rebels have resumed in the Kenyan town of Naivasha. The talks were adjourned last month so government negotiator Vice-President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha could make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. The final phase of talks will focus on an oil-rich area and power sharing. Accords have been signed on security and wealth sharing, but missed deadlines have led to fears that the government is stalling on a final deal. Mr Taha met the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, John Garang, as they attempt to find a solution to the conflict which has killed some 2m people. Kenyan chief mediator Lazaro Sumbeiywo said an agreement can be reached within a month but both parties still had a lot of work to do to resolve their differences. Full Story

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