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 Sunday, 26 January, 2003, 19:00 GMT
Burundi's leader meets rebels
The President of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has held talks with the main Burundian rebel groups under the mediation of the South African Deputy President, Jacob Zuma.

Mr Buyoya and the leader of the Forces for the Defence of Democracy, Pierre Nkurunziza, were expected to discuss a ceasefire agreement that was signed last month.

The agreement has not yet brought an end to the fighting between the Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated Burundian army.

On Saturday, Mr Buyoya held similar talks in Pretoria with two smaller rebel factions, the CNDD-FDD and the Palipehutu-FNL, which have also signed peace agreements with the government.

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