Sudanese parliament approves peace deal with rebels Chris Buell at 11:19 AM ET
[JURIST] Members of Sudan's National Assembly unanimously approved a peace deal with Darfur rebels Tuesday, designed to end more than two decades of conflict between Khartoum and the southern region of the country. The deal was reached [JURIST report] earlier this month in Kenya between officials from the government and the People's Liberation Movement. The deal ultimately calls for a referendum in six years in the southern portion of the country, as well as sharing of oil revenues between the two factions. Some 1.5 million people have been killed in the conflict, which broke out in 1983. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of events in Sudan [JURIST Countries]. AFP has more.
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