Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:19 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

More French troops go to Central African Republic

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 30, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.

— As rebels advance in Central African Republic, France has deployed an additional 180 troops to protect its interests.

Col. Thierry Burkhard told The Associated Press Sunday that the reinforcements arrived Sunday from nearby Gabon, bringing the total French military force in the capital, Bangui, to nearly 600. The troops are to protect French residents in the capital, which many fear will be attacked by the rebels.

In another security measure, President Francois Bozize imposed a curfew from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Bozize earlier appealed to France for help against the rebels, but Paris said it would only protect French interests.

The rebels have seized 10 cities in recent weeks.

The African Union is attempting to set up negotiations in Gabon between the Bozize government and the rebels.

Comments on: More French troops go to Central African Republic

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.


  • Local deliveries

    driver-local deliveries and Equipment InstallationDatamax is...

  • Airport manager

    City of El Dorado, ArkansasSouth Arkansas RegionalAirport, G...

  • Cdl truck driver

    cdl truck driver - Heavy Equipment Haulers, Little RockWoods...

  • Project engineer

    PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Bringing innovation to th...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Powder coaters

    Ready? Set? GO! We take industrial staffing seriously. Mater...
    Little Rock, AR

Search 828 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online