Regional bloc to send 2,000 troops to stabilise C.Africa

Armed Seleka rebels ride on a pick-up truck in Bangui, on March 30, 2013.  By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)

Armed Seleka rebels ride on a pick-up truck in Bangui, on March 30, 2013. By Sia Kambou (AFP/File)






N’DJAMENA, Chad (AFP) – Regional leaders have promised to boost their military force in the Central African Republic by 2,000 soldiers in a bid to restore order as violence and looting plague the country after a March coup.

In a statement issued after a summit hosted by Chad, the regional bloc said the additional troops would assist the transition government “with security as well as restructuring security forces.”


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