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Vol 54 No 19

Published 20th September 2013


Central African Republic

Regional risks rising

Fighting in the northwest threatens to spiral outwards through the country and possibly the region as the new AU force arrives

Throughout September violence has been on the increase in Central African Republic. In one week alone about 100 people were killed in skirmishes and many properties were destroyed around the northwestern town of Bossangoa. The factors governing the violence are still present, despite the current lull. A process of gradual normalisation – which has been the expectation of international observers after the chaos that followed the Séléka alliance’s seizure of Bangui in March – is not taking place.

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