U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick headed into a conference room with African Union mediators and delegates from the warring parties, AP reported today
Zoellick, who was joined in Abuja by a top British official, Hilary Benn, later shuttled among the groups, listening to complaints and making suggestions for compromise, according to a member of the U.S. delegation.
A delegate from one insurgent group suggested his side would leave without an agreement. "There's no solution yet," said Calfaddin Aroun of the SLM. "We're waiting to go home."