Exiled Darfur rebel leader Abdelwahid Nur said he will join the peace negotiations brokered by Qatar, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said. Nur, who lives in Paris, had refused to enter peace negotiations with Khartoum and labeled the Qatar peace initiative as “ceremonial,” Agence France-Presse reports.

Meanwhile, the Sudan Recovery Fund has granted USD18 million to support development projects in the Lakes state, Miraya FM reports.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.