The Sudanese government and rebels opened peace talks in Ethiopia on Wednesday amid UN calls for a ceasefire to end three years of fighting that has affected over one million people.

The government said it was committed to ending the gruesome violence at the opening of the African Union-led negotiations in Addis Ababa, the first time the two sides have met since talks collapsed last April.

“We have come to this round of negotiations to achieve peace that would rescue our people from the plights of war and destruction,” said the head of Khartoum’s delegation, Ibrahim Ghandour. […]