The Sudanese government on Thursday accused rebels in the western Darfur region of planning an offensive to coincide with a peace deal that will end more than two decades of civil war in the country’s south. The government will sign a deal to end the 21-year-old southern war on Sunday in Kenya, but it does not cover a separate conflict that erupted in 2003 in Darfur and which has displaced some 1.6 million people. “We have received information that the two rebel movements in Darfur have a plan to increase their aggressions in the Darfur states at the same time as the peace signing ceremony in Nairobi,” Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail said. Full Story
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