SUDAN WATCH: As Darfur peace talks break for Muslim celebration, little progess reported - Who disarms first: Janjaweed or rebels?

Monday, January 09, 2006

As Darfur peace talks break for Muslim celebration, little progess reported - Who disarms first: Janjaweed or rebels?

Darfur peace talks making little progress break for Muslim celebration.

How are they helping the one million children beyond aid net in Darfur?

Majzoub Al-Khalifa

Photo: Majzoub Al-Khalifa head of Sudanese government delegation, centre, sits together with other delegates at the Sudan peace talks in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 3 2005. (AP).

Further reading:

Oct 25, 2005 Why wait on Darfur? - UN could authorise cutting off Sudan's oil exports at Port Sudan.

Oct 24, 2005 Calling Mama Mongella - The stability of Sudan is fundamental to the whole of the African continent.

Sep 27, 2005 Who disarms first - Janjawid militia or Darfur rebels?

Sudan Year in brief 2005 - A chronology of key events.

Consensus on land rights and disarmament is essential

Darfur's JEM rebels at peace talks

Photo: Photo: Members of one of the two main Darfur rebel groups Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) are seen in Abuja, Nigeria November 29, 2005. Finding a consensus on land rights and disarmament is essential to advance peace talks between Sudan's government and Darfur rebels, African mediators said, although both sides were far apart on the issues. (Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters/Sudan Watch 8 Dec 2005)

Darfur rebels at peace talks

Photo: Unidentified members of the Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) attend Darfur peace talks in Abuja November 29, 2005.

Darfur SLA poseurs

Photo: Darfur rebel commander Salah 'Bob' (C, yellow turban) - named after the singer Bob Marley because of his distinctive dreadlocks - listens to speeches at the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) unity conference in Haskanita, in Sudan's eastern Darfur province October 29, 2005.

SLA Secretary-General Minni Arcua Minnawi

Photo: Sudan Liberation Army's (SLA) Secretary-General Minni Arcua Minnawi (C) speaks during the SLA unity conference in Haskanita, in Sudan's eastern Darfur province October 29, 2005. Camouflaged soldiers from Darfur's largest rebel group marched on 29 Oct 2005. Conference ended by voting Minnawi in as SLA president.

Postcard from Darfur

Photo: Janjaweed Postcard from Darfur.

Never again is turning into "Oh no, not again".

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