Sudan’s 2 Sides Take Big Step Toward Peace: A Security Pact

One of Africa’s longest-running and deadliest wars took a major turn toward peace today as the government of Sudan agreed to withdraw most of its troops from the rebel-held south of the country and begin integrating its soldiers with those of the rebels in a unified army. The accord between the government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army will take years to come to fruition, even without setbacks. Still, the security agreement signed today at this Kenyan resort was heralded as the most …