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Vol 54 No 14

Published 5th July 2013


Dodgy dialogue

The UN-sponsored mediation between the bitterly opposed parties over elections proceeds in fits and starts, much like the mining situation

Saïd Djinnit, the Algerian United Nations Special Representative for West Africa, is just about keeping the political dialogue on track between the government, its supporters and the opposition. The main opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, blamed an attack on his home on 19 June squarely on police and government supporters. The opposition then pulled out of the talks, just as they were beginning to show results.

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