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Reconciliation agreement signed in Sudan

[JURIST] The Sudanese leadership in Khartoum signed an accord Saturday with the National Democratic Alliance [official website, in English and Arabic], a group of 13 opposition parties. The agreement, hailed by Sudanese President Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir [Wikipedia profile] as the "backbone of Sudanese unity", offers concessions to northern groups traditionally opposed to al-Bashir's regime. The agreement comes only days after the commencement of a domestic tribunal on war crimes [JURIST report] related to massive violence in the Darfur region [JURIST news archive]. Aljazeera has more.

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