Sudan Gov't, Rebels Begin Peace Talks 10/14 06:22
CAIRO (AP) -- Sudan's new transitional government is meeting with rebel
leaders to kick off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil
The talks are starting Monday in neighboring South Sudan's capital, Juba.
The government delegation, led by Gen. Mohammed Hamadan Dagalo, member of
the sovereign council, arrived in Juba late Sunday.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has also arrived in Juba to attend the
kickoff of the talks, according to Ahmed's office.
The meeting has come after some rebel groups signed a draft agreement in
Juba last month, detailing a roadmap for the talks, trust-building measures and
an extension of a cease-fire already in place.
According to a summer power-sharing agreement between the generals and
pro-democracy movement, the transitional authorities have six months to make
peace with rebels.