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Signing of Sudan peace agreement ends longest-running African civil war

[JURIST] A peace agreement ceremoniously signed in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday between the Sudanese government (official website here) and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Movement (official website here; profile here) formally ended a 21-year civil war, the longest-running internal struggle on the African continent. The deal outlines power and resource sharing plans intended to stabiize relations between the Muslim north and Christian south of the country. It does not, however, directly affect the situation in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where government-backed militias have been accused of genocide agianst local refugee populations. From Khartoum, the Sudan Tribune provides the full text of several of the protocols underpinning today's agreement here; the SPLM website provides all the protocols in Word format here. AFP offers quotations from leaders speaking at the signing ceremony and onlines the key terms of the peace pact. Reuters has more.

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