Talks continue to convince Darfur rebels to sign peace deal
"The African Union continues its intensive talks with the factions to convince them to sign, even after the deadline has passed," Khartoum-based AU spokesman Moussa Hamani said.Further reading
He added, however, "the agreement itself is not negotiable."
Another AU spokesman in the Sudanese capital, Noureddine Mezni, said that First Vice President Salva Kiir Mayardit, chairman of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, is mediating to bring the factions together in Juba, in the country's south, for further talks in coming few days.
May 31 2006 The Sudanese Thinker blog by Drima: Strategic Victimhood In Sudan (A MUST READ)
May 31 2006 The Daily Telegraph correspondents in Addis Ababa: Deadline for Darfur peace deal passes - AU drawing up new document to allow dissident factions and commanders to sign peace deal and escape sanctions
Jun 1 2006 Sudan Tribune: Despite Slovene efforts, Darfur JEM refuses to sign peace
Jun 1 2006 Sudan Tribune: Sudan's ex-rebel Kiir to meet SLM/A's Minnawi and Nur (and maybe JEM leader) within 72 hours - SPLM