Pan Africanism : France sends 1,000 troops to Central African Rep

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    France sends 1,000 troops to Central African Rep


    PARIS (AP) — France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday — boosting the French military presence in Africa for the second time this year.

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    Jean-Yves Le Drian made the announcement a day after a top U.N. official warned of mass atrocities and possible civil war in CAR, one of the world's poorest countries, which has been in turmoil since rebel groups joined forces in March and overthrew the president. The rebels have been accused by rights groups of committing scores of atrocities including killings, rapes and conscription of child soldiers. France's top diplomat said last week the country was "on the verge of genocide."
    "It's in collapse and we cannot have a country fall apart like that. There is the violence, massacres and humanitarian chaos that follow a collapse," Le Drian told Europe 1 radio. "It will be a short mission to allow calm and stability to return."

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    Thousands flee to C. African Republic airport

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    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — As the armed fighters who rule this country hunted door-to-door for their enemies Friday, Christian civilians caught in the crossfire fled by the thousands to the only refuge they know in this chaotic capital — the airport guarded by French forces.

    A spasm of sectarian bloodshed Thursday left more than 100 people dead across Bangui, and bodies lay decomposing along the roads in a capital too dangerous for people to collect the corpses. The clashes marked the worst unrest in Bangui in nine months and raised fears that waves of retaliatory attacks could soon follow.

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    Ban wants more troops in strife-torn CAR

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    Two women mourn relatives on February 9, 2014 in Bangui (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon spoke with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on increasing the number of European and African troops in the Central African Republic, the UN said.
    Ban "asked what could be done to increase support to MISCA, to accelerate the deployment of the European Union troops, and whether additional troops might be envisaged," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said.


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    C.Africa vigilante 'boss' warns president against crackdown

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    New president of Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza makes a speech in Mbaiki city on Fe …

    Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The self-proclaimed leader of the Central African Republic's Christian-dominated vigilantes warned President Catherine Samba Panza on Thursday against any crackdown against his group.

    "Declaring war on the anti-balaka amounts to declaring war on the Central African population," Richard Bejouane told hundreds of militiamen gathered in Bangui.
    The anti-balaka ("anti-machete" in the local Sango language) militias were initially self-defence groups formed in response to abuses committed by rogue ex-rebels from the mainly Muslim Seleka coalition that seized power in March 2013.

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    Christian militias invade second city in C. Africa

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    Berbérati (Central African Republic) (AFP) - The Christian extremists came in waves, first a small group, then larger and increasingly violent forces, until Berberati, the second city in the Central African Republic, had been completely invaded.
    Mayor Albert Nakombo described his town of some 50,000 people, located more than 600 kilometres (370 miles) southeast of the capital Bangui, as "peaceful up until now" and "proud of its tradition of hospitality".

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