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US charge of 'genocide' in Darfur complicates Sudan peace talks

Slow-moving African Union-brokered peace talks for Sudan’s Darfur region have been complicated by last week’s declaration by the United States that Khartoum and allied militia are committing genocide there. “The American declaration was very destructive and it has created a very negative impact on the climate of the negotiations,” said Sudan’s ambassador to Nigeria, Rahim Khalil, on Monday. “The rebels are now more intransigent, more demanding. America should have respected the efforts of the AU, which is trying to find a solution to what is happening in Darfur,” he said. Full Story

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