A new round of Sudanese peace talks has opened in Kenya in a bid to end the East African country's 20-year-old civil war.
General Lazaro Sumbeiywo, the Kenyan official hosting the talks, said Sunday, the negotiations between the government and southern-based rebels will focus on wealth- and power-sharing arrangements. He said the negotiations, in the town of Nakuru, will last seven days.
The Islamic-dominated government and rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Army signed a broad agreement last year to end the war and grant more autonomy to the Christian and Animist South.
They have since negotiated on a series of issues, such as power-sharing and distribution of revenue from Sudan's oil wealth.