Jump to navigation

Vol 49 No 4

Published 15th February 2008


The safari talks

Signs of progress, however elusive, are boosting hopes for a deal but the militias are rearming - just in case

The announcement of a political deal on 14 February at talks at a Kilaguni Game Lodge mediated by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan boosted morale but may not change the fundamentals. There is much scepticism about the plan for a 'grand coalition' in Nairobi's fractious parliament. There is still more concern up country about whether a top-table agreement in the capital will staunch the violence on the ground and end the forced evictions and arson. Many Kenyans suspect that both sides will renege on a compromise deal once Annan and his advisors have departed, and the bitter cycle of attacks and counter attacks will restart.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 1315 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.