Category Archives: República Centro Africana

C.A.R. ex-president says returned “in spirit of appeasement and search for peace”

Via: CGTN Africa

Former Central African Republic President Francois Bozize has reiterated that his return to the country is in good faith, amid growing concerns that he will run in the upcoming elections. Bozize, 73, returned to his country in December 2019 after more than six years in self-imposed exile after he was overthrown by a coalition of mainly Muslim armed groups. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the former president said his party would decide on whether he will be its candidate in the December poll. “I returned in a spirit of appeasement and search for peace, contrary to what some propaganda has tried to be spread in recent days,” he added. The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on Bozize a year after his ouster, accusing the former leader of “engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace, stability or security of CAR.”

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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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