January 20, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government and a splinter faction of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) have started direct peace talks in Doha, with both parties expressing a willingness to end hostilities in the troubled region of Darfur.
A group of rebel commanders broke away in September 2012 and signed a goodwill and a cessation of hostilities agreement with the Khartoum government the following month.
The talks had initially been scheduled for December 2012, (...)
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