Forcer CAR Presidents sign peace agreement

Former Central African Republic presidents Francois Bozize and Michel Djotodia signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday, despite their country’s transitional government and foreign partners dismissing the process.
The signing, witnessed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, endorsed a deal signed in Nairobi last week by the mainly Muslim former Seleka rebels and the largely Christian or animist “anti-balaka” militia, according to a statement.
Kenyatta said the agreements laid the foundation for lasting peace in Central African Republic, but the initiative has been dismissed by the country’s interim president Catherine Samba-Panza who is seeking to organise her own peace forum in Bangui this month.
Diplomats, led by former colonial power France, are also uneasy about what they see as a parallel process being hosted by Kenya.
Kenyatta said he had been asked by Congo Republic President Denis President Sassou Nguesso – the regional mediator in the conflict – to facilitate a deal on the cessation of hostilities.
“The African of today understands that instability in your neighbour’s country is instability in your country,” Kenyatta said.

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