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Sudan accepts Blair's five-point peace plan

Sudan bowed to a five-point plan tabled by Tony Blair during talks in Khartoum yesterday, which included accepting the free movement of 3,500 African Union troops as ceasefire monitors in Darfur province. Mr Blair also urged Sudan to return its troops to barracks and accept a deadline of December 31 for an agreement on devolution for the south of the country. He hopes this will serve as a model for peace in Darfur. Mr Blair held two hours of talks with Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, during which he warned that the EU and US were willing to go to the UN to impose sanctions. Full Story

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