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US hikes pressure on Darfur sides to strike deal

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick flew into the Nigerian capital on Tuesday to increase pressure on the warring parties from Sudan’s Darfur region to strike a peace deal before a midnight deadline. The government of Sudan has accepted a draft settlement on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing but two Darfur rebel groups have so far refused to sign, insisting their key demands be met in full, to the exasperation of mediators. Full Story

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