Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic peace agreement


Humberto de la Calle, right, head of Colombia's peace negotiation team, shakes hands with Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of Farc, left, while Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, centre, applauds in Havana, Cuba. 24 August 2016Image copyrightAP
Image captionColombian government negotiator Humberto de la Calle (R) and his Farc counterpart Ivan Marquez (L) signed the agreement, applauded by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

The Colombian government and the Farc rebel group have signed a historic peace accord, putting an end to more than five decades of conflict.

Both sides have agreed to work together to address social exclusion, to deliver justice to the victims of the conflict and build a stable and enduring peace.

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