Central African Republic Rebels: OK, We'll Talk

Halt advance on Bangui

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 2, 2013 9:04 AM CST

(Newser) – Rebels in the poverty-stricken Central African Republic have been advancing on the capital for three weeks, but today they agreed to halt and begin peace talks, Reuters reports. They had come within striking distance of Bangui, causing the US to close its embassy in the...   Read full story »

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