While the peace talks continue, the jihad still rages. From SA, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Abuja – Rebel accusations that fresh government air-raids killed 26 civilians in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region have cast a pall over peace talks in Nigeria, where African Union mediators trying to end the conflict are making little headway.
Mahgoup Hussain, a spokesperson for the rebel Sudan Liberation Army, said on Wednesday that the bombings occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday in the town of Allaiat, in eastern Darfur.
But Lieutenant General Mohammed Ismail, the deputy chief of staff of the Sudanese army, said there had been no fresh violence in the area.
“It is still continuing,” Hussein said of the bombings, claiming the 26 dead included a pregnant woman. “Definitely this round (of negotiations) will not go well. It is not logical. You are coming here for peace, and you are bombing people over there.”