Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) say they remain open to dialogue with President Francois Bozize’s government and are not planning to advance to the capital Bangui.
The fighters, a coalition of various anti-govenrnment groups known as Seleka, began their offensive earlier this month and have taken control of more than 10 towns.
Seleka had said on Monday they would stop fighting if the President announced a ceasefire first, but military action continued.
The rebels seized the central town of Kaga Bandoro on Tuesday, around 300km north of the capital, despite the presence of foreign troops in place to support the government.
CAR, a French colony until 1960, has been plagued by insecurity since then. President Bozize took power in 2003 following a coup.
The rebels want the government to honour deals signed between 2007 and 2011 offering financial support and aid to fighters who laid down their arms.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Irony as organised crime prosecutor arrested for corruption in Romania
- 2Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine a ‘flagrant violation’, says Biden
- 3Spain: Singer Isabel Pantoja jailed for two years
- 4Turkey promises support for Kurdish Peshmurga in anti-ISIL front
- 5Moscow: Luxury car collection destroyed in suspected arson attack
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State | euronews, world news
- 3Italy swamped by flash floods | euronews, world news
- 4Back to School for Romania’s new First Lady | euronews, world news
- 5What will you ask US Senator John McCain? | euronews, world news
- 6Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms | euronews, world news
- 7India PM Modi appoints Yoga minister | euronews, world news
- 8[Live] Rosetta’s Philae lands on comet 67P and enters the history books | euronews, world news
- 9Vladimir Putin most powerful man in the world – Forbes | euronews, world news
- 10European e-revolution people rise up | euronews, world news
- 11International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 12Where is the best place in Europe for women? | euronews, world news
- 13Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector | euronews, the global conversation
- 14Putin plans to leave G20 talks early amid Ukraine pressure | euronews, world news
- 15Philippe Starck: ‘Words like longevity and legacy have become almost avant-garde’ | euronews, the global conversation
- 16Transcript of hanged Iranian woman’s final message released | euronews, world news
- 17US says ISIL makes $1 million-a-day selling oil – even to enemies | euronews, world news
- 18Revealed: Europe’s capital cities where it’s hardest to be a foreigner | euronews, world news
- 19Syria: Islamic extremists pledge to press ahead with battle for Kobani | euronews, world news
- 20World news video | euronews the latest world news online | breaking world news video
Wires > News
- 13:15 CET U.S.-led strikes have killed 910 people in Syria – monitor
- 13:10 CET Rouble decline to continue for two years – Russian ex-minister
- 12:57 CET Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi – officials
- 12:47 CET Lavrov accuses West of seeking ‘regime change’ in Russia
- 12:45 CET Portuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe
- 12:42 CET New Burkina president vows to identify folk hero Sankara’s body
- 12:31 CET Quake of magnitude 6.3 strikes China’s Sichuan province – Xinhua
- 11:41 CET Philippines blacklists nine Hong Kong journalists for heckling…