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Peace talks

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Kofi Annan is taking the National Dialogue and Reconciliation committee on retreat to an undisclosed location (I hope he gets his Kenyan safari at long last!) and expects to emerge with a solution within a couple of days. He is still appealing to the media to hold off any speculation on the progress of the talks. There is a rumour that the former UN chief is booked onto a flight out of Kenya on Friday (though I might be speculating).

I really don't blame him for trying to wrap things up. I'm sure he didn't expect to be here 'talking' for over a month. His departure will be strange - it feels a bit like being dropped at the school gate as your parent leaves you alone to fend for yourself in the dog eat dog world of the school yard.

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