Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

For government forces, this is the first time they are setting foot in PK5 since 2014.

The United Nations and government forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) have declared a notorious neighbourhood in the capital Bangui a weapons-free zone.

The area, known as PK5, recently saw days of fighting between a militia and local traders.

The armed group was given a deadline to disarm, which has now passed.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Bangui.