Friday, February 15, 2008

Annan says Kenya deal 'very close'

Mail & Guardian Online: "Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan said on Friday that a deal to end Kenya's post-election turmoil was 'very close' and voiced hope that the 'last difficult and frightening step' would be taken next week.

Annan has been leading talks between negotiators for President Mwai Kibaki and the opposition to end weeks of violence since a disputed December 27 election in which more than 1 000 people have died."