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South Africa Deploys Troops to Central African Republic

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The South African government has authorized the deployment of some 400 troops to the Central African Republic. A statement issued by the office of President Jacob Zuma Sunday says the deployment is part of its international obligation to the country. It says the soldiers will assist with the capacity building of the C.A.R. Defense Force, […]

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Reports: C.A.R. Rebels Continue Seizing Territory

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Reports from the Central African Republic say a rebel coalition has captured at least one more town just days before they are set to begin negotiations with C.A.R. government officials. Reports from the government and from local residents near the town of Bambari say the new seizures were in that area. The Associated Press quotes […]

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UN Calls for Talks in C.A.R.

Posted January 4th, 2013 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has called on the rebels advancing on the Central African Republic’s capital to stop their campaign and join in negotiations to find a political solution to the impoverished country’s problems. The Security Council called on all parties to seek a peaceful solution and engage in negotiations scheduled to be held in […]

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C.A.R. Rebels Threaten Capital Despite Unity Offer

Posted January 1st, 2013 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Residents are anxiously celebrating the new year in the Central African Republic where a tense standoff is under way between the government and rebels who are threatening to invade the capital, Bangui. A strict dusk to dawn curfew remains in place in Bangui Tuesday. Fighters for a coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, […]

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C. Africa Rebels Threaten Capital Despite President’s Unity Offer

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic not backing down from their threat to invade the capital, despite President Francois Bozize’s offer to form a unity government. Fighters for the coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, were holding position about 75 kilometers outside of Bangui Monday. In the last three weeks, the rebels have […]

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C. Africa Rebels Threaten Capital Despite President’s Unity Offer

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic not backing down from their threat to invade the capital, despite President Francois Bozize’s offer to form a unity government. Fighters for the coalition of three rebel groups, known as Seleka, were holding position about 75 kilometers outside of Bangui Monday after seizing the town of Damara days earlier. […]

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Central African Republic President Offers Unity Govt to Rebels

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Central African Republic’s President Francois Bozize says he is willing to enter into a coalition government with the rebels who have taken control of a third of his country and are poised outside the capital. Mr. Bozize made his comments in a press conference Sunday following his meeting with visiting African Union chief Thomas […]

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Central African Republic Rebels Threaten to Enter Bangui

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic are warning that they could enter the capital Bangui soon, despite their agreement with the government to hold unconditional talks early next month. On Sunday, the streets of the capital were largely empty and residents said they were stockpiling food in the face of a possible rebel onslaught. The […]

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