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The deal to install an interim government belies how close the rebels came to toppling the President before allies – and luck – came to his rescue

Peace, however fragile, reigned in Central African Republic as Africa Confidential went to press. The government and the Séléka rebels signed a peace agreement in Libreville, Gabon, on 11 January. President François Bozizé Yangouvonda will serve out the rest of his term until 2016, while a government of national unity will implement reforms and oversee parliamentary elections.

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