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KENYA TALKS MAKE PROGRESS BUT NOT ON POWER SHARING

Kenya's political rivals on Friday announced a 10-point plan to resolve their political crisis after weeks of negotiations but remained deadlocked over power sharing.

The two sides did make progress on other issues, including an agreement for an independent review of the election at the center of their dispute. The Dec. 27 presidential vote unleashed weeks of ethnic violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands.

"Let me assure you that there is real momentum," said former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who is mediating the political talks.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Mwai Kibaki have been under international pressure to share power as a way to resolve their dispute over who won the election. Odinga says Kibaki stole the vote and should step down. Kibaki insists his position as president is not negotiable.

Even if a political solution comes soon, the damage done already to the national and social fabric and to the economy will take years to reverse.

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