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Tight Security As Sudanese Talks Resume

Sudanese peace talks resumed in Nakuru yesterday amid heavy security. The Press was not allowed into the Sarova Lions Hotel – the venue of the talks – in the Lake Nakuru National Park. The meeting is a follow-up of another held earlier in the year between the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in Machakos. It is being held under the auspices of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad). Nakuru police chief Joel Lang’at disclosed that the police had been deployed at the venue since Friday when the officials started arriving. The chief negotiator for the Khartoum government is Mr Ghazi Salal Eddin, who is also the presidential peace adviser to President Omar El Bashir. It was not immediately clear who was leading the SPLA team and representing its leader, Col John Garang. Yesterday, three meetings were held separately – government, SPLA and Igad. The Kenyan mediator, Lt Gen Lazarus Sumbeiywo, said the week-long meeting would discuss sharing of power and wealth. Full Story

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