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Sunday, 9 December, 2001, 17:52 GMT
DR Congo talks inch forward

The United Nations has said a meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to try to resolve the three-year-old conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo was quite successful.

The meeting, which was sponsored by the UN, was attended by representatives from the Congolese Government and rebel groups.

The UN Assistant Secretary General, Ibrahim Fall, said an agenda for further peace talks next month in South Africa was agreed, as well as the composition of the delegation attending the event.

The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo started in 1998 and has continued despite a peace accord that was signed in Lusaka, Zambia, a year later.

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