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New Sahel resolutions

Leaders of the Community of Sahel and Saharan States (COMESSA) meeting in Sirte, eastern Libya, this week signed protocols to enable the free movement of people and capital among their nations and the establishment of a regional development bank, according to a Jana Libyan news agency report monitored by the BBC. The meeting which was chaired by the Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi, was attended by Presidents Alpha Omar Konare of Mali, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Alpha Omar Konare of Mali, Omar Bashir of Sudan and Idriss Derby of Chad with the presidents of Central African Republic and Eritrea present as observers.

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