BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 11 (UPI) -- Despite an ongoing spillover of violence from Sudan, recent talks among leaders in the Central African Republic have shown signs of progress toward peace.
Francois Lonseny Fall, a special representative of the U.N. secretary-general, briefed the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday and said that security in the north of the Central African Republic remains a challenge because of the cross-border rebel attacks from the neighboring Darfur region of Sudan.
Fall said that despite problems in the north, recent multiparty talks on governance, security and socioeconomics are demonstrating a promise of future stability, the United Nations reported.
"There is also a general awareness that progress has to be simultaneous on all three fronts," a recent U.N. report on the C.A.R. talks said.
The United Nations estimates that approximately 200,000 civilians from the country have been internally displaced or have been forced to flee to Chad, which is facing its own ongoing challenges with stability.