Sudan opposition party says invited to talks with govt

Umma party deputy head Mariam al-Mahdi talks with an AFP journalist on January 3, 2016 in the Sudanese capital KhartoumA senior Sudanese opposition figure said on Sunday her party has been invited to meet government officials this month to discuss a national dialogue aimed at resolving multiple crises. President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crimes charges, launched the dialogue in October to try to resolve the insurgencies in Sudan’s border regions and the country’s faltering economy. Most opposition groups refused to join the process, demanding a meeting outside Sudan to agree its terms.

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