Stalled DRC talks resume

NAIROBI - Congolese rebels and government negotiators resumed peace talks in the Kenyan capital after a week-long break.

NAIROBI - Congolese rebels and government negotiators resumed peace talks in the Kenyan capital after a week-long break.

The two sides are yet to adopt a framework for substantive talks to end unrest in the east of DRC.

But Bertrand Bisimwa, spokesman for Laurent Nkunda's National Congress for the Defence of the People, said yesterday he was "optimistic about the current negotiations".

The team "is aware that conditions for a lasting peace must be arrived at as soon as possible", he said.

UN mediator Olusegun Obasanjo said the talks had stalled on the rebels' insistence on broadening negotiations to include the situation in the whole of DRC. - Sapa-AFP

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