Sudan signs peace with holdout rebel group

Sudan and a key rebel group that had refused to join other opposition forces in a previous peace deal have signed their own agreement, officials on both sides said Friday.Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and rebel chief Abdelaziz al-Hilu signed the peace deal in neighbouring Ethiopia, Sudan’s official news agency SUNA said, which posted pictures of the two men smiling and shaking hands.The deal is significant because Hilu, a veteran guerilla fighter who leads a faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), had been one of two rebel leaders who had rejected an earlier peace dea…

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