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Ugandan President in Sudan to Revive Peace Talks


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is in Sudan Saturday on a mission aimed at reviving peace talks between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army rebels.

Mr. Museveni arrived in southern Sudan's main city, Juba, in hopes of finding ways to end a 20-year insurgency in northern Uganda that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced nearly two million others from their homes.

Mr. Museveni's aides say he is to meet with negotiators, as well as south Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, and vice president, Riek Machar, who is the chief mediator at the talks.

The Lord's Resistance Army is demanding that the International Criminal Court drop war crimes charges against five top rebel leaders as a condition for signing a peace deal.

The talks began in July, but have been marred by mistrust and accusations.

Attacks in southern Sudan that left 38 people dead this past week have further complicated matters, with both sides accusing the other of carrying out the attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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