C.Africa rebels suspend fighting pending talks

A picture taken on June 21, 2008 shows Chadian soldiers parading in N'djamena. Chadian troops entered the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) on December 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

BANGUI: Rebels in the Central African Republic have suspended fighting to give talks with the government a chance, but will maintain positions in the north, a spokesman said Friday.

"We are asking our men to maintain their positions and not to react to provocation, while we wait for sincere talks to open," Michel Djotodia, one of the leaders of the Seleka rebel coalition, told AFP. On Thursday, Chad offered to mediate talks between the two sides.





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