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Sudan turns to Libya, Nigeria for help over war-torn Darfur

With time running out for Sudan to meet a UN deadline for assuring the safety of civilians in the war-torn region of Darfur, Khartoum is seeking help from quarters as far apart as Libya and Nigeria. As the August 29 deadline looms, African Union-sponsored peace talks between the Sudanese government and the Darfur rebels are due to begin in the Nigerian capital Abuja next Monday and Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Beshir has asked Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi to “intervene personally” in the crisis. Two rebel movements fighting government troops and Arab militias confirmed Wednesday they would attend the latest round of talks. “We’ll be at the meeting in Abuja. Our delegation will consist of 26 people, the military and politicians,” a spokesman for the Movement for Justice and Equality (MJE) told AFP. Full Story

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