Monthly Archives: June 2017

Central African Republic warring factions sign peace accord to end conflict

Via Africanews

The government of the Central African Republic and 13 of the 14 armed groups in the country on Monday signed an accord aimed at ending an  conflict that has killed thousands of people.The deal, which was mediated by the Roman Catholic Sant’ Egidio peace group, calls for an immediate end to hostilities and the recognition of legitimate authorities following the last elections.The country has been plagued by conflict since 2013, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power, prompting reprisals from the anti-Balaka militia, many of whose fighters are nominally Christian.

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Israeli Prime Minister participates in the 51st meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Via Daily Mail

On June 4, the 51st Meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) took place in the city of Monrovia, Liberia. With the participation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the first non-African leader to attend an ECOWAS meeting, whose presence reflected Israel’s interest in strengthening diplomatic relations with African countries, the 51st meeting was marked by withdrawal Of the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, contrary to the presence of the Israeli leader.

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