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Darfur Rebels Say Will Attend Peace Talks

Rebels from Sudan’s troubled western Darfur region said they would attend peace talks in Nigeria at the end of the month to try to end a conflict that has displaced more than a million people. Sudan is under intense international pressure to rein in Arab militias accused of looting and burning African farming villages and provide security for those displaced in the fighting in the remote area bordering Chad. If not, the U.N. Security Council says Khartoum could face unspecified sanctions. “We thought we could have been sufficiently consulted before fixing the date in particular but nevertheless we will go,” said Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) spokesman Ali Trayo from Asmara. Full Story

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