Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Sudan: SLA/M, govt talks in Chad collapse

A day after they started, talks between the government and the Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) have collapsed.
The SLM "wanted their own force to control the (contested) region during a transition period, be given a percentage of oil earnings, and claimed autonomy in the management of the region," [Chadian Communications Minister Abdramane] Moussa said.
SLA/M are active in western Sudan, in the Darfur region