Sunday, July 25, 2004

Sudan/Darfur: talks with rebels back on ... maybe

Late in the week, JEM and SLA/M, the Darfur rebel groups, agreed to resume talks with the government. However ...
Khalil Ibrahim, leader of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), put the spotlight on the difficulties the international community faces in trying to end what the United Nations says is the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

"JEM will not have any direct contact with the government and will not start any political negotiations ... until the government meets preconditions which are the terms of the cease-fire signed ... on April 8," Ibrahim said from Eritrea.1
SLA/M = Sudan Liberation Army/Movement

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    1: McDoom, Opheera. (2004, July 24). Rebels Cast Doubt on UN Hope of Darfur Peace Talks. Reuters.