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Darfur Rebels Say Won't Attend Peace Talks

Rebel groups from Sudan’s troubled west said they would not attend peace talks in Chad due to start on Friday, and accused the government of bombing Darfur during a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Annan on Thursday visited some camps for the more than one million displaced by a rebellion launched last year by African tribes accusing Khartoum of arming Arab militias known as Janjaweed to loot and burn African villages. The government denies the charge. Minni Arcua Minnawi, Secretary-General of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), told Reuters he had not received any signal that talks were about to start and would not be attending.Full Story

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