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Sudan Govt., SPLM Sign Deal Paving Way to Peace

Amid singing and cries of joy, Sudan’s government and southern rebels signed the final chapters of a peace deal Friday, paving the way for a comprehensive accord ending Africa’s longest-running civil war. Delegates from the government and rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed the last two of eight peace protocols that together make up an overall accord ending 21 years of war in the oil-producing south, witnesses said. “The war in the south is over,” Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir told a ceremony in the Kenyan town of Naivasha that was also attended by South African President Thabo Mbeki. Full Story

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