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Peace deal signed’ to end CAR long-running conflict

The president of Central Africa Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, and several armed groups have signed an initial peace deal in the Sudanese capital Khartoum

Khartoum––The Central African Republic’s government and the country’s main rebel groups have signed a peace agreement in the capital, Bangui, following talks brokered by international mediators.

In 2013, CAR was plunged into turmoil when Muslim rebels from the Seleka umbrella group seized power in the majority-Christian country.

A crew of mostly Christian militias known as the anti-Balaka, rose up to counter the Seleka.

Thousands have been killed in the violence and more than one million internally displaced. An estimated 570,000 people have fled abroad.

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Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens is a researcher, media issues analyst and senior contributor with Globe Afrique.

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