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Latest update : 2013-03-23

The prime minister of the Central African Republic on Saturday called on rebels within striking distance of the capital Bangui to help 'find a peaceful solution and avoid a blood bath'.

Bangui residents panic after rebels advance

Central Africa's prime minister on Saturday called on the rebels who have advanced to within striking distance of the capital to negotiate to avoid a blood bath in the coup-prone country.

"The prime minister (Nicolas Tiangaye) asks our brothers of the Seleka (rebel coalition) to get in touch with the national unity government to find a peaceful solution and avoid a blood bath," a spokesman for the premier, Me Crepin Mboli Goumba, told AFP.

The call came a day after Seleka rebels pushed their way to the gates of the capital Bangui following the collapse of a two-month-old peace deal in the mineral-rich but impoverished country that has been plagued by instability since its independence from France in 1960.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-03-23

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