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Sudan's Darfur truce welcomed

The UN and the African Union have applauded the ceasefire agreed by Sudan and two rebel groups from Darfur. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for an immediate end to attacks on civilians and access for aid workers. Some 670,000 people have fled Darfur but remain inside Sudan, with little humanitarian help. The three groups reached a deal at talks in neighbouring Chad, which now hosts 100,000 refugees who fled alleged “ethnic cleansing” by Arab militias. An AU statement urged all sides to reconvene very soon to expand the truce into a comprehensive peace agreement. Full Story

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