April 9, 2006

AXIS OF GOOD, AFRICAN BRANCH:

Nigeria hosts Darfur peace talks (BBC, 4/09/06)

A high-level meeting is under way in the Nigerian capital of Abuja to speed up the process of reaching a peace deal on Sudan's Darfur region.

Nigerian President Obasanjo, the Republic of Congo president, Sudan's vice-president and Darfur rebel representatives are all attending.

Talks between the Sudanese government and rebel groups began two years ago.

The African Union has been given a deadline of the end of April for an agreement to be reached. [...]

A new ceasefire deal could be reached soon, which they hope would pave the way for a comprehensive peace agreement by the end of April, the BBC's Alex Last reports.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 9, 2006 8:01 AM
Comments

The UN isn't mentioned in the article, so if they're not in on this, it might have a chance to do some good. Taking responsibility for their own future, is Africa's only hope. I wish them all good luck..

Posted by: erp at April 9, 2006 11:15 AM
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