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Central African Republic Government Signs Peace Deal With Rebels

The Central African Republic’s government and rebels signed a peace agreement to set up a national unity government, ending a month-long crisis, according to a statement read to reporters.

Under the deal signed today, a prime minister will be appointed from the opposition, President Francois Bozize will remain in office and a parliamentary election will be formed after 12 months. The agreement was reached during peace talks held in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, where regional leaders met to negotiate an end to the rebellion by the Seleka rebel alliance.