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Sudan, rebels reach Darfur agreement

[JURIST] The Sudanese government and Darfur rebels have reached an agreement in principle which will stop hostilities and will guarantee aid groups' access to 1.6 million civilians uprooted by war in the troubled western Sudan region of Darfur. The government has agreed to renounce hostile military flights over Darfur which rebels and African Union mediators demanded as part of a deal following widespread accusations of government bombings of villages. The two sides provided no timetable for a long-term political solution to the crisis. Over 70,000 people have died since the conflict began. The UN Security Council, is still due to meet in the Nairobi, Kenya on November 17-18 to discuss Darfur. BBC News has more and also has continuing coverage of the conflict.

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