BANGUI, Central African Republic – An agreement signed by Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups earlier this week will see the dissolution of armed groups, the formation of an inclusive government and the creation of a fund for victims who have suffered in years of conflict, according to the accord seen Friday.
The agreement signed Wednesday is the eighth since the fighting began in 2013 but the first to emerge from direct dialogue. The 30-page peace deal, negotiated in Sudan and titled the Political Accord for Peace and Reconciliation, evokes four main points: victims, justice, peace and national reconciliation.
Armed groups undertake to respect the legitimacy of the country’s institutions and to renounce the use of arms and violence.
The government will set up a Truth, Justice, Reparation and Reconciliation Commission within 90 days.