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Bush pushes for Sudan peace talks

President George W Bush has urged the Sudanese government and rebel leaders to bring the country’s peace process to a successful conclusion. The US president spoke by telephone with President Omar al-Bashir, and with John Garang, who heads the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. He said the US-backed peace plan should be used as the basis for talks. Negotiations to end Sudan’s 20 years of civil conflict appear to have stalled on disagreements over power-sharing. “The president indicated to both President Bashir and Mr Garang that there were moments in history when leaders must rise to make a big difference for their countries,” said White House press secretary Scott McClellan. “This is that moment for Sudan.” Full Story

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