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Peacekeeping reinforcements arrive in Central African Republic as bodies litter streets after recent clashes.


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Peacekeeping reinforcements arrive in Central African Republic as bodies litter streets after recent clashes.

Recent clashes in Central African Republic have left bodies littering the streets, burnt out villages and thousands displaced.

The most recent fighting around Bossangoa, is reported to have involved soldiers from the Seleka rebel group, which recently seized power in the mineral-rich country and appears to be trying to consolidate its position by rooting out potential opposition.

Bossangoa is the home region for the country’s ousted leader and a possible centre of resistance to Seleka rule.

Nestor Grengai, lost one of this children when the soldiers attacked.

He said that he and his family stayed on the their farm-land when the soldiers came. “They came to our field and one of my children got scared and ran, he said. “They caught him and killed him,”

An African peacekeeping mission is currently being bolstered, however, with numbers of internally displaced running into the hundreds of thousands many warn the country is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis.

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