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Vol 48 No 22

Published 2nd November 2007


Raiding the camps

While Khartoum’s delegates attend the peace talks, its armed forces move in on Darfur’s displaced peoples’ camps

As Khartoum’s delegation sat in Libya slamming ‘holdout rebels’ who had boycotted the Darfur talks, its armed forces were capturing displaced people in a camp near Nyala. It looked like a bid to deter the late arrival of more Darfur factions: United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) officials kept saying they were sure more rebels would arrive soon. The Sirte talks leave the regime stronger – not because most rebels didn’t show up but because Khartoum remains firmly in control.

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