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Vol 46 No 25

Published 16th December 2005


Another front, another deal

As anger grows in the east, rebel groups are due to talk to the Khartoum regime next month

On 15 January, Libya is to host talks between Khartoum's Islamist government and rebels grouped in the Eastern Front organisation. Last month, the Front attended a workshop at its base in Asmara, organised by Britain's Concordis International. Few have paid attention to the eastern peoples' grievances although the region hosts the only deep water port and oil export terminal, and borders Eritrea and Ethiopia. The dominant ethnic group established the Beja National Congress (now the Beja Congress, BC) in 1958.

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