Sudan signs peace deal with SPLA

ABU DHABI - Sudan Government and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) signed last night an agreement lifting key obstacles to a final peace deal to end Africa's longest-running civil war.

By Muawia E. Ibrahim

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Published: Thu 27 May 2004, 9:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:32 AM

Government and SPLA sources told Khaleej Times on Wednesday from the resort town of Naivasha, Kenya, that the signing of the framework protocols had finally put an end to the 21-year old conflict.

"What we are signing here tonight is a final peace deal. What is left is just formalities," an SPLA source told Khaleej Times by telephone from Naivasha.

A senior government official said: "The war is over and we are not going to go a step backward."

The official, who is member of the negotiating delegation, said the official signing of the final deal would be signed in the next few days. Another official signing ceremony will be held in Washington later, he said.

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