Central African Republic militias agree to disarmament deal




 
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May 10th, 2015  
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Rival armed groups in Central African Republic on Sunday agreed to a peace accord requiring them to disarm and potentially face justice for war crimes committed during two years of conflict. The agreement signed with the defense ministry during a peace forum in the capital Bangui aims to draw a line under a conflict that has killed thousands and displaced nearly a million people in the impoverished former French colony. While a transitional government led by Catherine Samba-Panza is now in place and some order has returned, isolated killings continue. "The fighters of all the armed groups accept and commit to putting a definitive end to the armed conflicts in Central African Republic," the agreement said.

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