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C.A.R. Rebels Agree to Cease-fire

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Central African Republic say they have agreed to a temporary cease-fire deal with the government. Representatives of the Seleka rebel coalition say they reached the agreement Thursday, during talks with the C.A.R. government and opposition leaders in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. The cease-fire is reportedly for one week. There was no immediate word […]

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Bozize Supporters Build Roadblocks in C.A.R. Capital

Posted January 2nd, 2013 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Central African Republic President Francois Bozize have set up roadblocks in the capital, Bangui, saying they want to stop any rebel incursion. French media reports say young men describing themselves as “patriots” are manning checkpoints where they stop vehicles and question occupants in a search for rebel fighters. The rebel coalition known as […]

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US Closes Embassy in Central African Republic; Evacuates Staff

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has temporarily shut down its embassy in the Central African Republic and evacuated the staff, because of a rebel threat to topple the government. A State Department spokesman Thursday said Washington is urging all parties to begin peace talks to offer a new vision of security for the country. He said U.S. […]

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France: Protecting Interests, Not Intervening in Central African Republic

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande says France has a presence in the Central African Republic to protect its interests and nationals, not to intervene in the country’s business. Mr. Hollande spoke Thursday, a day after protesters critical of France’s inaction during a rebel advance in the C.A.R. threw stones at the French embassy in the capital, […]

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Republic of Congo Holds Parliamentary Poll

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo are electing a new parliament on Sunday. The ruling party of longtime President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and its allies are expected to hang on to their majority. More than two million people are eligible to vote in the oil-rich central Africa country. They will be electing nearly 140 members […]

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Republic of Congo Buries 145 Killed in Blast

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo has buried 145 people killed in a series of explosions at an arms depot in the capital, Brazzaville. President Dennis Sassou-Nguesso and his wife attended the funeral on Sunday, one week after the explosions ripped through the munitions facility near the Congo River. People laid wreaths of flowers near the coffins, […]

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Republic of Congo to Bury 250 Explosion Victims Sunday

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo is holding a mass burial Sunday for more than 200 victims of the multiple explosions at a military base one week ago. President Dennis Sassou-Ngueso is expected to join the mourners. The fire and explosions at the arms facility, located on the banks of Congo River just outside the capital, Brazzaville, […]

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Republic of Congo to Hold Mass Funeral For Blast Victims

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo will hold a mass funeral for about 200 people killed during a series of blasts at an arms depot in the capital, Brazzaville. Government officials say the funeral will take place on Sunday, exactly one week after powerful explosions rocked the capital, destroying businesses, churches and homes. Government officials believe an […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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