Friday, April 21, 2006

Libya funding AU observers to monitor Sudan-Chad border

African Union security experts have arrived in Darfur to monitor the border with Chad after N'Djamena accused Khartoum of supporting Chadian rebels.

AU observers are to set up posts along the border towns of Tina, Kulbus, Gineina, Khur Bernagah and Wadi Sair.

Libya, which has been a mediator in the conflict, had agreed to foot the bill for the operation.

Libyan Minister of African Affairs Ali al-Triki held talks with leaders in Khartoum on Monday in a bid to ease tensions with Chad, which broke off diplomatic ties with Sudan on Friday, a day after a rebel attack on N'Djamena.

Full report ST 21 Apr 2006.

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