SUDAN WATCH: UK sets list of priority actions on Darfur for new Sudanese Government of National Unity

Friday, February 03, 2006

UK sets list of priority actions on Darfur for new Sudanese Government of National Unity

News from the Press Association Feb 3 via the Scotsman says following talks in London with his counterpart from Khartoum, Dr Lam Akol, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw demanded action from the Sudanese government to help end the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. See full report.

Update 5 Feb 2006:

Britain Rejects Darfur Rebels' Intransigence

According to ANDnetwork, Mr Straw announced during the meeting he held with Lam Akol in London that Britain opposes Darfur rebels' attitude in Abuja peaceful talks.

Note, the journalist cites Sudan Vision as his source, saying Mr Straw described the rebels as 'not serious to realise peace'.

See full article at ANDnetwork Journal 5 February 2006.
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Britain presents seven points initiative for peace in Sudan’s Dafur

France based Sudan Tribune publishes an unsourced report 5 February 2006 saying this:
Straw however expressed the frustration that we feel because of the lack of progress in the peace process efforts in Abuja" where the warring forces are holding talks to reach a peace agreement in Darfur. Straw attributed the stalling of these efforts "to the lack of coherence by many of the rebel groups to be real partners in the talks with the government".
Sudan's FM Lam Akol with British FM Jack Straw

Photo: Sudanese Foreign Minister Lom Akol, right, shakes hands prior to a press conference with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in London, Feb 3, 2006, (AP/ST)

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