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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Nearly 1,000 soldiers struck off the army

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The Central African authorities have announced the delisting of eight hundred elements from the ranks of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) for desertion and intelligence with the enemy while the country is the butt of scenes of violence and looting orchestrated by armed gangs that scour the country. By Financial Afrik

A decision taken after the inspection visit of President Faustin Archange Touadéra, who visited the PK-26 district on February 4, a locality in the suburbs of Bangui with a view to boosting the morale of the troops in the face of the attacks rebels led by the former head of state, General François Bozizé.

“What was scandalous was that from the departure of the Head of State, Supreme Head of the Central African Armies, hundreds of officers and soldiers immediately left the front to return to Bangui”, report corroborating sources. Not only have many fled from the advancing rebels, others have joined the enemy camp.

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An act described as “high treason” by the authorities, especially since many soldiers who deserted are behind the attacks and looting against the population holed up in their homes under the grip of rampant insecurity. A few days ago, dozens of FACA elements took refuge in Cameroon, asking for the protection of the leaders of this neighboring country, while many of them took refuge with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for stabilization in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

For more than two months, the Central African Republic has been plagued by acts of violence, several rebel movements gathered within the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC), tried to prevent the conduct of the presidential and legislative elections of December 27 2020 leading to the re-election of Faustin Archange Touadéra.

Source : Financial Afrik


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