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Abandoned in a palace, Central African militia waits for orders

Abandoned by their superiors, hiding from their enemies, several hundred Christian militiamen in the Central African Republic find themselves holed up in an abandoned palace, left to train with wooden Kalashnikovs and hunt mice for food. Once home to self-styled emperor Bokassa I in the 1970s, the crumbling palace at…

Armed rebels surrounded French president’s plane during visit to Central African Republic

Armed rebels briefly surrounded François Hollande’s airplane in the Central African Republic’s main airport during an impromptu visit by the France’s president last week, French media revealed over the weekend. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, moments after Hollande had exited the Falcon 7X plane that flew him into Bangui,…