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Bonn peace conference
UN spokesman Ahmad Fawzi addresses the media in Koenigswinter near Bonn
Afghan representatives meeting in Bonn, Germany, agree to set up a transitional government to take the country forward towards a new democratic future after 20 years of war. BBC News Online traces that process and the successes and difficulties on the way.


Wednesday 5 December

New Afghan leader sets out aims

Afghanistan's new interim leader Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan's new interim leader Hamid Karzai

The head of a transitional government for Afghanistan says there could be a role for former Taleban but "foreign terrorists" must be expelled.

 The BBC's Jacky Rowland reports




Sunday 2 December

UN points way for Afghan factions

Afghan politician Yunus Qanooni
Yunus Qanooni - one voice looking to represent the younger generation

Negotiations to form an interim government to replace Taleban rule in Afghanistan enter a crucial phase. The four rival factions involved agree, in principle, on an interim power-sharing government. But there is still no deal on who should get the top jobs.

 The BBC's Philippa Thomas reports


Friday 30 November

UN talks hit snags

UN special representative Lakhdar Brahimi is trying to overcome long standing issues
The UN blueprint tries to satisfy all sides

The UN-sponsored talks in Bonn run into trouble, but are continuing into the night. There are various delays, and pressure within Afghanistan to bring the negotiations on setting up a power-sharing government back to Kabul.

 The BBC's James Robins reports


Tuesday 27 November

Afghan talks get underway

Afghan delegates gather in Bonn
Afghan delegates gather in Bonn

Delegates from rival Afghan factions attending landmark talks in Germany on the future of their country say they are optimistic that the meeting will mark the dawn of a new era of peace.

 The BBC's Nick Ravenscroft reports

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