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Vol 50 No 5

Published 6th March 2009

Central African Republic

The rebel's return

With an armed attack on a police base in Batangafo, 390 kilometres north-west of Bangui, on 21-22 February, Abdoulaye Miskine relaunched the rebellion that he had abandoned in early 2007. Miskine, one-time commander of the private militia of the then President, Ange-Félix Patassé, has denounced the peace package that he and several other guerrilla commanders then made with the current President, François Bozizé.

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