Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


US hails Sudan accord

The US hailed an agreement between the two main feuding rebel factions in Sudan to establish safe havens. Describing it as a breakthrough for humanitarian relief operations, Reuter reports from Washington.

A statement issued after talks in Nairobi said both sides would begin withdrawing forces from a 45-mile radius of the southern towns of Ayod, Kongor, Waat and Yuai. The area is controlled by the two main factions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army.