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East Sudan opposition says five members detained

AFRICA: Five members of the main opposition group in eastern Sudan were arrested or detained, party officials said on Saturday, in a move they said hindered any chance to start long-delayed peace talks. The east Sudan strife, overshadowed by bloodier regional conflicts in Sudan’s south and western Darfur region, has simmered for about a decade. The government last year agreed for the first time to peace talks but they have yet to begin. Abdallah Moussa Abdallah, secretary-general of the Beja Congress Party in the main town of Port Sudan, said two leading members were arrested three days ago in the el-Gadaref region. Full Story

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