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New Sudanese Peace Deal Ends Seventeen Year Civil War

Sudan's transitional government has signed new peace agreement with rebel forces to end civil war ahead of Sudan's 2020 democratic elections.

According to Al Jazeera, Sudan's transitional government has signed a peace contract with rebel group Sudan Revolution Front ahead of Sudan's democratic elections in 2020. Sudan's transitional government and Sudan Revolution Front met on Monday to enter into an agreement that hopes to end 17 years of civil war and over thirty years of civil unrest. The peace contract comes after ten months of negotiations with the Sudan Revolution Front, a coalition of nine rebel political and armed groups from different parts of the country including the conflict-torn states of Blue Nile, Darfur and South Kordofan.

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The agreement is a collective decision to end the civil war and promises sharing of power in the forthcoming elections. Sudan Revolution Front will be allocated seats in government and land rights will reportedly be afforded to those displaced from years of the Darfur conflict. The rebels fought troops sent by former President Omar al-Bashir, who was ousted by the military in April 2019 after months of popular protest and replaced with a joint military-civilian government.

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