Washington: Khartoum, and the rebels agreed a peace agreement
Sudan-USA, Politics, 5/12/2004
The US Department Of State yesterday announced that the Sudanese government and the southern Sudan rebels stressed in Washington their approval of the items of a peace accord that puts an end to the long conflict and that they can sign the agreement officially "at any time."
The spokesman for the department Richard Boucher said " they told us they have reached an agreement and they are determined to sign a peace treaty but we did not realize that this was actually achieved." Boucher added that the American ambassador to Africa, Charles Snider, headed for Nivasha in Kenya where peace negotiations are being held in order to help sides concerned to formulate the agreement.
On the other hand, Lam Acol, a prominent political figure in the people's army for the liberation of Sudan (rebels) said that citizens were displaced as a result of the fighting between the government forces and rebellions in the higher Nile area facing the dangers of famines and diseases a with the approaching rainfall season.
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