Tuesday, August 19, 2003

SOMALIA: Peace talks resume after five-day break
NAIROBI, 19 Aug 2003 (IRIN) - The Somali national reconciliation conference reconvened in the Mbagathi suburb of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday after a five-day hiatus, according to a member of its organising committee.

"The suspension of the proceedings came at the request of the participants and our partners [donor countries] who said they wanted a break to give time to bring everyone on board," said James Kiboi of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) technical committee which is steering the talks.MORE