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Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

For government forces, this is the first time they are setting foot in PK5 since 2014.

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The United Nations and government forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) have declared a notorious neighbourhood in the capital Bangui a weapons-free zone.

The area, known as PK5, recently saw days of fighting between a militia and local traders.

The armed group was given a deadline to disarm, which has now passed.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Bangui.


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