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Vol 49 No 24

Published 28th November 2008


Central African Republic

Dialogue of the deaf

Fighting starts again, renewing the involvement of France and Libya in a familiar, intractable conflict

Twelve government soldiers were killed on 13 November at Kabo in the north and the Central African Republic's long march towards peace halted again. The government of President François Bozizé keeps talking of agreements with the rebels, but they keep holding back. Moreover things are changing in the region. Gabon's President Omar Bongo Ondimba, heavily backed by France, has so far been the main mediator.

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