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C. Africa rebels agree to peace talks

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Rebels in the Central African Republic said Wednesday they were suspending their advance and would hold peace talks with the government, after regional armies sent reinforcements to stop them reaching the capital. 

Soldiers from the multinational African force FOMAC man a position near Damara between the 'red line' separating army soldiers from the Central African Republic and rebels from the Seleka coalition, on January 2, 2013. Rebels said Wednesday they were suspending their advance and would hold peace talks with the government, after regional armies sent reinforcements to stop them reaching the capital.

The Seleka rebel coalition's lightning three-week advance from the north of the country to within striking distance of the capital Bangui in the south has raised fears of a spreading crisis and drawn regional calls for negotiations with the government in the Gabonese capital Libreville.

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