Senegal signs peace deal with MFDC rebels

Senegal signed an agreement on Thursday with rebels from the country’s south who pledged to lay down their arms and work toward a permanent peace in the home of one of Africa’s oldest active rebellions.

Rebel leader Cesar Atoute Badiate, head of a unit of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), and an emissary of Senegalese President Macky Sall signed the peace deal in Guinea-Bissau.

President Sall had made a “definitive peace” in the Casamance region one of the priorities of his second term.

Oge Obierika has the details.

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