Central African Republic, rebel groups initial a peace deal

Central African Republic’s government on Tuesday initialed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following unprecedented talks aimed at ending more than five years of conflict.

Representatives of the rebels shook hands with President Faustin Archange Touadera and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after they initialed the deal.

“Now is the time for us to turn a new page, the page of Central African Republic which has reconciled with itself, in order to preserve its dignity, Touadera said, adding: “We do not have the right to disappoint.”

Details of the agreement have not been announced. The head of Central African Republic’s government delegation said they will announce them after the formal signing back home in the capital, Bangui. A date has not been set.-

Source: National News Agency