Home | News    Monday 13 November 2006

Central African rebels claim capture of third town

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Nov 12, 2006 (BANGUI) — Rebels in Central African Republic claimed Sunday they captured a third town in the north of the country, steadily expanding their territory in the face of little resistance from government troops.

Rebels seized Sam-Ouandja on Saturday, rebel spokesman Abakar Saboune told The Associated Press.

Government spokesman Cyriaque Gonda denied the claim, but an army major in the capital confirmed rebels were in control of Sam-Ouandja, adding that "no action was taken to dislodge them." The major declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Rebels first captured Birao near the country’s borders with Chad and Sudan on Oct. 29 and then seized Ouadda-Djalle on Friday. Saboune said rebel fighters held all three towns and are planning next to take the nearby mining town of Bria.

Speaking from an undisclosed location, Saboune said some civilians had fled Sam-Ouandja despite a rebel appeal for people there to stay calm.

Saboune said his fighters had seized satellite telephones from local diamond mining companies in the area as a security precaution to prevent any communication with the capital, Bangui.

President Francois Bozize has accused Sudan of supporting the rebels, but Sudan has denied the claim.

The rebels say they took up arms to protest against alleged corruption within Bozize’s government. Bozize took power in 2003 after his rebels attacked the capital and ousted ex-President Ange-Felix Patasse, who now lives in exile in Togo. Bozize went on to win elections in May 2005.

Volatile Central African Republic, a nation of 3.6 million people, has suffered decades of army revolts, coups and rebellions since the nation gained independence from France in 1960.

(AP)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 30 July 2012 18:28, by danaray79

    I am really impressed by this blog! Very clear explanation of issues is given and it is open to everyone. thanks for posting this work of yours..this is very good! Buy Essay.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Paul Malong’s Saga: Losers’ desperation 2017-11-24 07:39:29 By Lucy Ayak Malek, For a woman used to living a simple private life, the situation of the past few months has really pushed me into a position where I have been confronted by very powerful (...)

Mugabe’s Dictatorial End: A Great Lesson for South Sudan 2017-11-20 08:40:27 by Matai Muon In Africa’s model of democracy, serving longer equates to a higher level of democratic peace and stability. From Sudan to DRC, Equatorial Guinea to Uganda, Rwanda to Zimbabwe, the (...)

South Sudan peace revitalization is priority 2017-11-18 13:06:33 By Clement Maring Samuel The SPLM political detainees (FDS), and SPLM in Government (SPLM-IG) holds to views of achieving peace through the reunification of the SPLM party, and through the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.