They Started the Party Before Everyone Got There
While the outrage over the genocide in Darfur hasn't waned, the news coverage has. Now, as peace talks that might end the genocide begin, coverage has been stirred up. Unfortunately, the news is that the talks might fail if factions boycotting the talks decide not to attend. The current talks are expected to do no better than last year's talks in Nigeria, which resulted in only one faction becoming peaceful. The article never tells exactly why the rebel leaders won't attend the talks, but it says that the talks are being held in Sirte, the hometown of Libya's leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi. Perhaps they don't want to leave Darfur for Libya. The audience isn't told why, just that they're boycotting the talks. The article doesn't focus on the fact that there are talks starting, but instead talks about the rebel leaders boycotting them.