Sudan foes talk peace

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The Independent Online
TALKS aimed at resolving Sudan's civil war restart today against the backdrop of a threatened famine in south Sudan related to the 15-year war. Thousands could die in Bahr el Ghazal region, where international aid has been hampered by fighting between the Khartoum government and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army, aid agencies say. The Nairobi talks, which ended inconclusively last November, are resuming under the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, a seven-nation grouping of regional states. Delegations from the Sudan government and the SPLA arrived in Nairobi yesterday.

- Reuters, Nairobi

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