Darfur talks shelved

KHARTOUM - Qatari-hosted talks between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels due to begin yesterday in Doha have again been postponed, a mediator said, amid a lingering split in rebel ranks.

KHARTOUM - Qatari-hosted talks between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels due to begin yesterday in Doha have again been postponed, a mediator said, amid a lingering split in rebel ranks.

Instead, civil society members, including representatives of the Diaspora, will meet in Doha for "consultations" on how to clinch a peace deal between Khartoum and the rebels, he said.

"We want to know their point of view on the peace process before the start of talks between the government and the rebels," the UN-African Union mediator said.

"There is no date set yet for these talks," he added. - Sapa-AFP

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