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Sudan Government, Rebels Sign Peace Pact

Sudan’s government and rebels signed key agreements on Wednesday, resolving the last remaining issues needed to end Africa’s longest-running conflict. The adversaries signed three protocols on power-sharing and how to administer three disputed areas in central Sudan, wrapping up outstanding issues that had prevented them from reaching a final deal. All that remains for the government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army to work out are procedural matters to end the 21-year civil war, in which more than 2 million people have died, mostly from war-induced famine. The peace process taking place in Naivasha, 60 miles northwest of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, does not include insurgents fighting a separate rebellion in Darfur region of western Sudan. Full Story

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