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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sudan Talks Collapse

NAIROBI () -- Peace talks on Sudan's 11-year civil war collapsed after the Islamic military government refused to drop its stand on Moslem sharia law and self-determination for the mainly black south, officials said Thursday.

The collapse of the talks, held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, effectively kills a regional peace initiative energetically pursued since last year by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Drought and Development of regional nations of east Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Since the Sudan People's Liberation Army launched its war on the north in 1983, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been starved to death, killed in the cross fire and driven from their homes in the vast dust bowl of the south.