Accords reached to end conflict in Central African RepublicListen /
Agreements have been reached to end the conflict in the Central African Republic where a coalition of armed rebel groups known as Séléka took control of a number of cities and towns.
Representatives of the government, the Séléka, the opposition and civil society have been meeting in the Libreville, Gabon for the talks.
The top United Nations envoy in the Central African Republic, Margaret Vogt, who attended the talks, says the first agreement is a declaration of principles committing signatories to cease all hostilities.
"The second agreement was a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Séléka rebels providing for the cantonment of forces and the withdrawal of Séléka from the towns that they have occupied to the cantonment sites ready for the disarmament to take place. The withdrawal process will take place within 72 hours of the signature of the agreement. The third one is a power-sharing agreement for the formation of a government of national unity." (Duration: 29")
Ms. Vogt said the situation in the Central African Republic itself remains stable and people have held mass rallies praying and calling for peace.
Dianne Penn, United Nations.