Annan calls for media blackout
February 11, 2008
Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called
on Kenya's negotiating team to move their talks outside the
capital, Nairobi, with the goal of reaching an agreement on the
outstanding political issues in the next 48 to 72 hours.
Annan has called for a complete news blackout during this time.
This follows widespread speculation over the form of the political
settlement between the rival parties.
Annan has been leading the mediation talks on the country's
political crisis following the disputed elections in December. He
is due to brief members of parliament on progress regarding the
Analysts say the two rivals could reach an agreement that could
see Mwai Kibaki maintained as President and opposition leader
Raila Odinga as Prime Minister.