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Colombia signs peace deal with Farc

The Colombian government on Wednesday signed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), bringing to five decades of violence. 

“Today I can say - from the bottom of my heart - that I have fulfilled the mandate that you gave me,” the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos was quoted by Reuters as saying, referring to his 2014 electoral victory on the pledge of a peace deal. 

The deal was signed after almost four years of negotiations and will now be put forward to the public in a referendum on October 2.