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S Sudan leaders in show of unity
Over 20 political parties agree to overcome differences with a view to independence referendum.
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2010 12:00 GMT

A meeting of more than 20 political parties in south Sudan has ended with leaders agreeing to put aside differences in the run-up to January's independence vote.

Southern politicians have not always seen eye to eye - a series of defections over the years has caused rifts which Salva Kiir, the president of Southern Sudan, is trying to repair before the referendum.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Juba, the regional capital.

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