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Central African Republic: Rebel attack on convoy trucks kills 20

The death toll from an attack three days ago by rebel fighters in the Central African Republic on a small convoy of semi-trucks filled with passengers has risen to 20, a local official said on Friday. Twelve people were initially reported killed in Tuesday’s attack, in which the rebels ambushed and set fire to the […]

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Rebels capture Central African Republic’s city of Bangassou

A rebel coalition captured Bangassou, a south-eastern city in the Central African Republic, United Nations officials have said. Rebel forces staged a dawn raid and were now everywhere in Bangassou. The rebel coalition currently controls two thirds of the country. They accuse the government of holding a fraudulent election on 27 December. The government has […]