Bangui — Less than a month after it was signed, the Central African Republic’s (CAR) peace agreement was under strain on Monday after a militia group abandoned the deal and a second said it is quitting a new government designed to be the keystone of the accord. The Democratic Front of the Central African People (FPDC), one of 14 armed groups that inked the so-called Khartoum Agreement, announced it is walking away in protest at a newly formed government. The FPDC “is resolved purely and simply to withdraw from the peace process”, it said. The group, whose stronghold is in the northwest, protested that the new government formed on Sunday is “far from being inclusive”. Just hours after the ministerial list was unveiled on Sunday, the Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC) said it is leaving the government. The FPRC did not specify whether it plans to remain part of the peace process but charged the authorities with “bad faith, amateurism and incompete...

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