Mediators have adjourned the latest round of peace talks on the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, amid an upsurge in violence that is hindering relief efforts in the region.
The African-Union-sponsored talks involving the Sudanese government and rebel groups are scheduled to resume on November 20th.
The month-long negotiations in Nigeria yielded few big gains on issues such as wealth and power-sharing, focusing mainly on technical points. The talks were marred by new violence in Darfur between splinter groups, attacks targeting aid workers and, for the first time, African Union peacekeepers.
The United Nations said this week the attacks were making it difficult to continue relief efforts and have forced more displaced civilians into already over-crowded camps.