Qatar poised to mediate talks on return of Darfur fighters from Libya
The next meeting between Darfur fighters in Libya and the Sudanese army is set to take place in Doha in early March.
As part of the ceasefire agreement in Libya, which includes the departure of foreign fighters, the last Dafuri contingents still in the country are now having to negotiate their return to Sudan. The success of the process will depend on international backers, which for the moment remain frozen.
Suspended since April, the discussions of the Joint Military Commission, which resulted in the ceasefire of last October, are set to resume next week in Tunis. The focus will be on negotiating the disarmament of the militias and the withdrawal of foreign forces - two domains in which little progress has been made to date.
With billions of dollars of oil revenues in its coffers, the politically powerful Central Bank of Libya has been presided over for a decade by the unbudgeable Al Seddik Omar Al Kabir. It recently began the process of reuniting with its breakaway branch in eastern Libya and found itself straight away in the middle of the tug-of-war between Abdelhamid Dabaiba and Fathi Bachagha for the premiership.