Central African militia says to lay down arms, become political party

November 30, 2014 2:21 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - The 'anti-balaka' militia in Central African Republic, formed in response to abuses by mostly Muslim rebels who seized power last year, said it would lay down its weapons and become a political movement.

Representatives for the mostly Christian militia movement decided at a general assembly in the capital Bangui late on Saturday that their movement would be renamed the Central african Party for Unity and Development (PCUD).

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