SUDAN WATCH: Darfur rebels to launch "unofficial" talks in Tanzania

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Darfur rebels to launch "unofficial" talks in Tanzania

This must be the "conference" the Darfur rebels said they needed in order to get their act together before peace talks resume August 24:

Kuwait News Aug 19 says the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels are scheduled to kick off "unofficial" talks in Tanzania on Saturday. This is in preparation to hold the next round of negotiations, said head of the Sudanese delegation to the negotiations Majthub al Khalifah on Friday. Excerpt:
Khalifah told reporters that talks will deal with both sides' various points of views in addition to the negotiation process "in an attempt to bring the visions close to each other prior to holding the sixth negotiation round in Abuja."
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UNHCR High Commissioner to visit Sudan

On Aug 19 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced in Geneva that its High Commissioner Antonio Guterres will start next Monday a 10-day mission to Khartoum, Darfur, Southern Sudan, Chad and Kenya.



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