Tuesday, February 26, 2008

State of Kenya: Talks in trouble

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has announced his increasing frustration at the inability of the two sides in Kenya's crisis talks to come to a mutually agreeable compromise. The New York Times reports Annan saying,

"After four hours of intense negotiations this morning, the negotiating team made almost no progress toward reaching an agreement on governance, despite the fact that they were given the entire weekend to consult on their positions.......I had to conclude that they were not capable of resolving the outstanding issues."

Aides close to Annan said he was running out of patience and that he was unlikely to stay long in Kenya.

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