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South Sudan leader ready to help with Darfur crisis

John Garang, veteran leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in southern Sudan, has said he is prepared to help seek a solution to a bitter conflict in Darfur, in the west of the vast country. “The role that we can play is moral and political. We are neither part of the government nor of the resistance movement,” said Garang late on Saturday after talks with leaders of the African Union at the body’s headquarters in Addis Ababa. “I’ll listen to the government and the resistance and I’ll be happy to play that role,” he said. Garang, who last month signed a peace settlement for southern Sudan after decades of war, said he would be willing “to see how the agreement on the southern Sudan can be adapted to solve the problems of Darfur and eastern Sudan.” Full Story

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