Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Salsa music legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash in Puerto Rico aged 78 (Reuters)
  • President Vladimir Putin says “Russia would not seek to cut itself off from the outside world with a Soviet-style Iron Curtain”
  • Edward Snowden asking Putin a question in televised session – Putin tells Snowden Russian Intelligence is not carrying out mass collection of citizens’ data – Reuters
|

The Central African Republic (CAR) has called for international help as it struggles to push back rebel forces that now control much of the country.

President François Bozizé has asked for military aid from Washington and Paris. His country was a French colony until 1960 and France has 250 troops stationed there.

But French President François Hollande says he has no plans to intervene, explaining that his soldiers are in place only to protect French citizens living in the Central African Republic.

A rebel coalition, named Seleka, launched its offensive against the government earlier this month. The insurgents now control the north and centre of the country and are edging closer to the capital Bangui.

Seleka claims Bozizé‘s government has not stuck to peace deals signed between 2007-2011. The ill-equipped state army has provided little challenge to the rebel forces.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about:
|

Log in
Please enter your login details