Friday, December 12, 2003

Sudan: SLA leader holds out little hope for peace

A leader of the Sudan Libeation Army (SLA) has said he holds out little hope of coming to an agreement with the government when talks restart in Chad on December 14.
"The government still is not respecting the ceasefire and we cannot see there will be a good result (in talks) because...they are not serious to negotiate," secretary-general of the SLA, Minni Arcua Minnawi, told Reuters in an interview.
SLA = Sudan Liberation Army -- based in Western Sudan, in Darfur

SPLA/M = Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement -- based in the South, negotiating in Kenya with government