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Vol 48 No 4

Published 16th February 2007


Sudan

The commanders confer

Darfur's rebel commanders are to meet and hammer out a common position ahead of a new round of peace talks

The Darfur rebel commanders' conference may have taken weeks to become reality but it is increasingly seen as a necessary stage if peace is to return to the region. Outside Darfur, acceptance has grown of something that has long been widely felt inside: last May's Darfur Peace Agreement is dead in the water. Opinion is mounting that the key issue is to bring the splintered rebel groups together and that this must start with those closest to the ground, the military commanders.

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