Rebel and army commanders met on Friday for the first time since the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana in a plane crash 11 days ago plunged the nation into ethnic slaughter.
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Fierce fighting raged in the capital of Rwanda as the UN failed to persuade rebels and government forces to attend a new round of truce talks yesterday, AFP reports from Kigali. Machine-guns rattled and mortars thudded as the two sides pounded each other's positions in Kigali and the fighting spread to the city centre.