The Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups have reached a peace deal during talks in Sudan's capital on Saturday, the CAR government and the United Nations have said. The peace accord has finally put to rest the excessive violence going on for years in the continent which has left thousands dead. The renewed peace negotiations between the armed militias and the Central African Republican government have been going on in Khartoum since January 24. The conflict had begun when Muslim Seleka rebels successfully ousted the then President of Sudan Francois Boziz in 2013 which was opposed by the Christian millitants. All of these led to creation of dangerous communal rift and conflict in the Sudanese society futher giving birth to a number of armed groups, rebels etc. accentuating the chaos and ongoing violence.
The government also confirmed the agreement on Twitter, saying: "A peace agreement has been reached ... This agreement should be initialled the day after and its signature will take place in Bangui in a few days. Central African ] and 14 armed groups reached an agreement at Kharthoum peace talks – The meeting started on 24 January. The talks were deadlocked over disagreements on amnesty issues earlier in the week, according to the AFP news agency.
Under pressure from Western allies, the Bangui government has always refused amnesty for warlords, several of whom are under UN sanctions or cited for human rights violations in UN reports. The talks in Khartoum aimed to reach an accord and put in place a follow-up committee to try to establish peace in CAR, a country ravaged by war since 2012.
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