SUDAN WATCH: Sudan's SLA Minnawi faction quits Darfur peace talks

Monday, October 03, 2005

Sudan's SLA Minnawi faction quits Darfur peace talks

Minnawi's faction within the main Darfur rebel group SLA Oct 2 said it was recalling its delegation from Darfur talks in Nigeria and set conditions for taking part, reports Reuters 2 Oct 2005.

Minni Arcua Minnawi

Photo: Minni Arcua Minnawi, who leads one of the two main groups within the SLM, said in a statement the Darfur peace talks were irrelevant and would have no effect on the ground.

The SLA will not negotiate until it has held a general congress inside territory it controls in Darfur and until the international community "takes a clear position on the continuing war of genocide in Darfur and clear steps to transfer war criminals to the International Criminal Court", it said.

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