CAR troops on the road from Sibut. 29 Dec 2012
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Central African Republic crisis: Bozize promises coalition

30 December 2012 Last updated at 21:53 GMT

Central African Republic leader Francois Bozize has said he is ready to form a national unity government with rebels, as they continue their advance towards the capital Bangui.

Mr Bozize said he would hold peace talks with rebels in Gabon, and would step down when his term ended in 2016.

Mary Harper reports.