Sudan rebels sign AU-brokered peace roadmap

Newly displaced women discussing their concerns with UNAMID personnel at Zam Zam camp for internally displaced people (IDP), near El Fasher in North Darfur, on February 18, 2014Prominent Sudanese rebel groups said Tuesday they have signed a roadmap brokered by African Union mediators to end deadly conflicts in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions. Tens of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced over the years in the three regions as ethnic minority groups rebelled against President Omar al-Bashir’s Arab-dominated government. While Khartoum representatives signed the roadmap at a previous round of talks in March in Addis Ababa, prominent rebel groups refused to come on board at the time.

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