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OAU team in Asmara

[Guinea] Girls in a Conakry shantytown in front of an election poster of President Lansana Conte.
Quelques mois après la réélection de Lansana Conte les Guinéens se battent pour du riz (IRIN)

An OAU team in Asmara today held talks with the Eritrean government to discuss ways of implementing an OAU peace plan, government spokesman Yemane Ghebremeskel told IRIN. “Though the details of the discussions are not out yet, the meeting was a forum for the government to reaffirm its acceptance of the OAU plan and discuss possible ways of implementation,” he said. Ghebremeskel said that skirmishes were taking place in the Badme border area. However, Ethiopian government spokesperson Salome Tadesse told IRIN today: “There is no fighting going on I can assure you.”

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council yesterday reiterated its demand that Ethiopia and Eritrea secure an immediate ceasefire so as to create conditions to smoothly implement the OAU Framework Agreement. In a press statement, Council members deplored the fact that the hostilities had not been ceased and regretted that Ethiopia still continued its military actions.

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