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Sudan govt, Darfur rebels gather in Nigeria for latest round of peace talks

Sudanese government and Darfur rebel delegates launched their latest peace effort on Friday, meeting in Nigeria for talks aimed at calming a two-year conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and sent hundreds of thousands of others fleeing their homes. Sudanese officials and top leaders from the two main rebel groups fighting government forces and allied militia in Darfur met in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for their fifth round of as-yet-unsuccessful peace talks. “The government delegation is ready, capable and able to negotiate,” Mohammed Yusuf, Sudan’s Deputy Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, told The Associated Press ahead of the meeting. “It remains to be seen about the others.” Full Story

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