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South Sudan Rebels Arrive in Khartoum for Talks

A delegation of more than 100 former rebels arrived in the Sudanese capital on Sunday to begin implementing a peace deal signed with the government in January that ended Africa’s longest civil war. Secretary-General James Wani who heads the delegation from south Sudan is the most senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to go to Khartoum since the war began in 1983. It was his first visit in 21 years to the capital. Three months of meetings will begin with thrashing out a new constitution to form the basis of a power-sharing government between Khartoum and the former rebels. Wani said meetings had already begun with leading members of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP), which dominates government and parliament. Full Story

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