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17 dead in CAR as Djotodia loses control, calls for military back-up

17 dead in CAR as Djotodia loses control, calls for military back-up

Central African Republic coup leader Michel Djotodia, who legitimised his rule after being elected by the National Council of Transition on Sunday, seems to be losing control over the country he helped ‘liberate’ from dictator Francois Bozizé on 24 March 2013. His Seleka rebels – ill-disciplined, hungry and cruel – have been seen last weekend […]

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Mixed reactions after African leaders refuse to recognise new Central African Republic leader

Mixed reactions after African leaders refuse to recognise new Central African Republic leader

There have been mixed reactions in the Central African Republic capital Bangui after their new self-proclaimed head of state Michel Djotodia was shunned by regional leaders, and told straight in the face that he was not a legitimate leader, and should leave power at the hands of a transitional council. CAR, which is ‘suspended’ by […]

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Counting the costs of South African military intervention in Central African Republic

Counting the costs of South African military intervention in Central African Republic

South Africa’s reputation as the continent’s ‘big brother’ and ‘peace broker’ has been seriously dented by the heavy defeat it suffered at the hands of Central African Republic’s Seleka rebels on Sunday. Thirteen soldiers killed – some burned beyond recognition – one missing and close to 30 wounded, and top of that a huge humiliation. […]

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