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Gov''t signs peace agreement with Sudanese Liberation Army

KHARTOUM, May 29 (KUNA) -- The Sudanese government announced Friday that it signed a peace agreement with the Sudanese Liberation Army, one of the rebel movements in the restive western province of Darfur.
Sudanese News Agency (SUNA) said the agreement was signed between the local government of North Darfur Province and the army's field commander.
The agreement included four articles: participation in leadership, guaranteeing development and providing services in Darfur, making security arrangements, and providing humanitarian assistance to the people in Darfur.
The Sudanese government is currently holding peace talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, with the Justice and Equality Movement, one of the largest rebel movements in Darfur. All other 26 rebel movements are not represented in the talks.
Since the conflict erupted in Darfur in 2003, the government signed a peace agreement in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in 2006 with the Sudan Liberation Movement, and this was followed by agreements with six smaller movements. (end) hhi.ema KUNA 291234 May 09NNNN