Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Darfur Rebels Agree on Approach to Peace Talks, U.N. Says

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 — Eight rebel groups from the chaotic Sudanese region of Darfur agreed Monday on a common platform for peace talks with the government, the United Nations announced.

After three days of talks in Arusha, Tanzania, the rebel factions reached a framework on “power-sharing, wealth-sharing, security arrangements, land and humanitarian issues, for the final negotiations” with the government, which could begin with two or three months, according to a statement from the United Nations and the African Union. Details of these agreed-upon elements, which have historically proved deeply divisive, were not immediately available.

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Update: Sudan Not Enthusiastic On Darfur Rebel Platform: U.N. Envoy

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