Central African Republic Militias Agree to Disarmament Deal

BANGUI Rival armed groups in Central African Republic on Sunday agreed to a peace accord requiring them to disarm and potentially face justice for war crimes committed during two years of conflict. The agreement signed with the defense ministry during a peace forum in the capital Bangui aims to draw a line under a conflict that has killed thousands and displaced nearly a million people in the impoverished former French colony. While a transitional government led by Catherine Samba-Panza is now in place and some order has returned, isolated killings continue.