Bush meets with Minnawi

The White House announced today that President Bush would meet with Minni Minnawi on Tuesday. The talks will reportedly center on how to get broader support for the Darfur Peace Agreement.

Earlier this month, the Sudanese Liberation Army, the only rebel group that signed the peace agreement on May 5, nominated Minnawi to the post of senior assistant to Sudan’s president. This would make him the head of what will be the Darfur Authority, the administration that will run Darfur as an autonomous part of Sudan once the terms of the peace accord have been implemented.

Many of the refugees in Darfur and Chad’s huge camps have rejected the peace agreement because they see no sign that the government will follow through on its pledge to disarm the government-backed militia responsible for most of the attacks.

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