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AU, UN Arrives Central African Republic For Peace Talks

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AU, UN Arrives Central African Republic For Peace Talks

African Union and the United Nations top officials have arrived in the Central African Republic on Tuesday in a bid to revive a peace process there.

The representatives were joined by officials from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and others “to relaunch international efforts for lasting peace in the country.

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Rival militias have been battling each other since the 2013 overthrow of longtime leader Francois Bozize. Most of the country’s territory is overrun with armed groups despite the 2016 election of a new president.

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This latest peace initiative, scheduled to run until Thursday, includes UN peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix and AU peace commissioner, Smail Chergui. A UN statement says, the aim is to promote “dialogue between the government and armed groups under a programme called the African Union initiative.

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Attempts by the AU  to set up negotiations with the militias and the government since 2017,have been termed inefficient by diplomats and observers who criticised the process.

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Omar Daf Extends Contract With Sochaux

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Sochaux Coach, Daf Extends Contract With Club

Forty one year-old former Senegal international defender Omar Daf has extended his contact as coach of French club Sochaux until June 2021.

Daf was appointed coach of the second division side last November.

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The former French champions are currently just two points above the relegation zone in Ligue 2 with 17 games left this season.

Earlier this week Sochaux signed former Liverpool and Mali midfielder, Momo Sissoko.

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Daf played 14 seasons for Sochaux across two spells, previously coached the club in an interim capacity in 2013 and 2015.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister Over Corruption Allegations

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister For Corruption Allegations

Ethiopian Former Minister, Bereket Simon has been arrested at his residence on suspicion of mismanagement of public funds.

Simon was a former Communication Minister, and was also a former head of a regional public investment fund. Simon was a member of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Zigale Gebeyehu, head of the regional anti-corruption bureau told local journalists that Bereket was detained on suspicion of corruption and now held in police custody in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the region.

Also arrested was a former civil servant, Tadesse Kassa, who was also a former board member of TIRET.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been pursuing a nationwide crackdown on graft in the public sector since taking office last year

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