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Myanmar signs peace accord with eight armed groups

  • The Myanmar government has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA) with eight out of the 15 ethnic armed groups involved in the peace deal, signalling an end to nearly six decades of civil conflict.The signing at the Myanmar International Convention Center was witnessed by local and international observers. Among the eight groups are Kayin National Union, Kayin National Liberation Army - Peace Council, All Burma Students' Democratic Front, and Chin National Front, reported Xinhua. Source: IANS