Nigeria: From Hell Sector To the Conference Table

The Paris talks were not the only slow, stubborn peace negotiations going on in the world last week.

After eleven months of bitter fighting, the two sides in Nigeria's bloody civil war finally sat down together last week and began truce talks in Uganda's capital of Kampala. "Whether the war is just or unjust is no longer the question," Uganda President Milton Obote told his guests from the federal government and secessionist Biafra. "The principal and overriding demand is to bring it to an end. I pray for the success of your talks."...