Central African Republic's rival rebel groups sign cease-fire in neighboring Republic of Congo

Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic have signed a cease-fire agreement in Brazzaville, capital of neighboring Republic of Congo.

The ceremony was carried live on the Republic of Congo's state television.

The signing on Wednesday comes after heavy pressure from regional mediators and only one day after the Seleka Muslim rebels failed to show up for the second day of talks.

It is not clear if the cease-fire will be respected by the fighters on the ground in Central African Republic. Representing Seleka was Gen. Mohamed Moussa Dhaffane, who parted ways with top Seleka leaders last year.