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Sudanese rebels say they won't disarm until Janjaweed attacks stop

Sudanese insurgents won’t lay down their weapons until the mostly Arab militiamen stop terrorizing black African civilians in the western Darfur region, a rebel official said Tuesday as a second day of peace talks opened in Nigeria. The talks are a last-minute attempt to resolve the crisis before the UN Security Council’s Aug. 30 deadline for Khartoum to disarm the Arab militia known as Janjaweed or face economic and diplomatic sanctions. Rebels on Tuesday said security must be returned to Darfur, where the pro-government Janjaweed are accused of killing tens of thousands of black Africans and pushing more than 1.2 million from their homes. Full Story

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