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Vol 43 No 18

Published 13th September 2002


Peace talk, but is it real?

The main warring factions will meet, all of them split and militant

The Burundian government is set to start negotiations with the two most formidable militias left out of the 2000 power sharing agreement government whose Tutsi president, General Pierre Buyoya is due to stand down in favour of his Hutu Vice-President, Domitien Ndayizeye in mid 2003. The talks begin on 16 September in Arusha, Tanzania. Both militias the - Front National de Libération (FNL) of Agathon Rwasa, and the faction of the Forces pour la Défense de la Démocratie (FDD) led by Jean-Pierre Nkurunziza, have recently attacked the capital, Bujumbura.

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