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Darfur rebels renounce their leader at peace talks

AFRICA: Leaders from the main Darfur rebel group on Monday renounced their party president, saying he was acting unilaterally and endangering fragile peace talks. The rebel split is likely to stall African Union-sponsored peace talks, just as other rebel divisions have helped derail six previous rounds of talks. Infighting has destabilized security in Darfur, where rape, killing and looting has forced 2 million people from their homes to miserable camps. “Abdel Wahed Mohamed el-Nur is determined to go it alone to consolidate his dictatorship and marginalize all the institutions of the movements in his drive to carry out his narrow-minded personal agenda,” said a statement signed by 19 senior Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) officials. Full Story

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