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EU Offers to Resume Development Aid to Sudan

The European Union is offering to resume development aid to Sudan, now that an agreement has been reached to end the nation's 21-year civil war.

In a statement Sunday, the EU offered to give Sudan more than $540 million to aid development over the next three years.

But the offer requires that the agreement with southern rebels be implemented. It also requires Sudan to make progress at ending the separate fighting and humanitarian disaster in its Darfur region.

The EU stopped sending development money to Sudan 14 years ago because of the southern civil war.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.