Sudan and Darfur Rebels Meet Face to Face for Talks

Sudanese government delegates and Darfur rebels agreed on Friday to meet face to face for the first time at talks in Nigeria to discuss a draft security framework aimed at breaking a deadlock in negotiations.

Both sides have expressed doubts over the framework, which African Union mediators hope will stop violence in Darfur that has driven more than 1.5 million people from their homes. “There is going to be a plenary session tonight,” a mediator told Reuters in the Nigerian capital Abuja, where the talks are being held. Full Story

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