Central African Republic's government and the Seleka rebel coalition have agreed to a temporary cease-fire deal during negotiations taking place in Gabon, unnamed rebel sources said Jan. 10, Reuters reported. Central African President Francois Bozize will propose a national unity government with the rebels, one of the sources present in the negotiations said. The principal of the ceasefire has been agreed upon and will be signed shortly, he said. Rebels have captured a string of towns in recent weeks and have been closing in on the capital, Bangui.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this sitrep misstated the location of the negotiations.