Former Central African Presidents Sign Peace Deal in Kenya

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. According to a statement, 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. 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 organize her own peace forum in Bangui this month.