Monday, August 6, 2007

Darfur Rebels Want Talks

ARUSHA, Tanzania - Almost all of Darfur's splintered rebel factions have agreed to hold peace talks with the Sudanese government within three months, U.N. and African Union officials said Monday.

After four days of meetings, the rebel factions reached a "common platform" for talks with the government on issues such as power- and wealth-sharing, security, land and humanitarian issues, the AU's envoy to Darfur, Salim Ahmed Salim, and the United Nations special envoy to Darfur, Jan Eliasson, said in a statement released after the meeting.

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