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OAU team rejects settlement

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on Thursday said that it rejected a reconciliation pact signed between the Comoros military junta and leaders on the breakaway island of Anjouan, calling it a “setback”, news reports said.

A troika of OAU ambassadors from Algeria, Togo and Zambia held emergency talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on the declaration signed by the Moroni junta and separatist leaders from Anjouan on August 26. The OAU envoys “reaffirmed the commitment of the OAU to the principle of the unity and territorial integrity” of the Indian Ocean archipelago and described the pact as a “setback” to the organisation’s own efforts to settle a political crisis.

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