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Sudan Gov't, Rebels Begin Peace Talks  10/14 06:22

   CAIRO (AP) -- Sudan's new transitional government is meeting with rebel 
leaders to kick off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil 
wars.

   The talks are starting Monday in neighboring South Sudan's capital, Juba.

   The government delegation, led by Gen. Mohammed Hamadan Dagalo, member of 
the sovereign council, arrived in Juba late Sunday.

   Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has also arrived in Juba to attend the 
kickoff of the talks, according to Ahmed's office.

   The meeting has come after some rebel groups signed a draft agreement in 
Juba last month, detailing a roadmap for the talks, trust-building measures and 
an extension of a cease-fire already in place.

   According to a summer power-sharing agreement between the generals and 
pro-democracy movement, the transitional authorities have six months to make 
peace with rebels.


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