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Sudan signs accord with Darfur rebels

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Sudan and Darfur's most active rebel group the Justice and Equality Movement signed an agreement on Tuesday paving the way for broader peace talks aimed at ending the six-year conflict in Darfur.
The declaration of intent was signed a day after the deal was announced between the rebel group and the Khartoum government by Qatar, which has been mediating a week of talks.
"I am very optimistic, as both sides are determined to end this conflict," Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani said at a press conference following the signing.

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