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Al Jazeera 14 Jan 2021

Rebels launch attacks on Central African Republic's capital

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says a soldier has been killed in an attack by armed groups in the capital Bangui.
Rebels have been trying to overturn December's election result - which saw President Faustin-Archange Touadera re-elected.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports.


Informal comments to the media by Tarek Ladeb, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council for the month of January, on Central African Republic.
The Central African Republic's president, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has been re-elected for another five-year term.
However, his opponents say the December 27 vote was flawed.
Many polling stations didn't open and rebels allied with former president Francois Bozize are reported to have threatened voters.
So what are the hopes for stability and peace after nearly eight years of civil unrest?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guests:

Peter Knoope - Fellow, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, a South Africa-based think tank.

Michael Amoah - Senior Visiting Fellow at Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, London School of Economics.
Briefing by Mankeur Ndiaye, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic, on the situation in Central African Republic.
#Rebel forces in the #CentralAfricanRepublic on Wednesday launched two #attacks close to the capital Bangui that were swiftly repelled, Interior Minister Henri Wanzet Linguissara said. Armed groups opposed to President Faustin Archange Touadera carried out simultaneous raids on Bangui's outskirts at dawn. FRANCE 24's Clément Di Roma tells us more.

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