Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Whose boots on the ground ? Turkey wary of syrian kurds

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU-US free trade agreement: A bad deal for European consumers?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president

Read more

ENCORE!

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

Read more

REPORTERS

Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Climate therapy

Read more

FASHION

Jewellery, a lucrative and rapidly growing sector of the fashion and luxury market

Read more

Africa

CAR calls for rebel talks to 'avoid bloodbath'

© AFP

Text by News Wires

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

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    Rebels gain key posts in new Central African Republic government

    Read more

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    Central African Republic and rebels agree to talks

    Read more

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

    Central African Republic in plea for help against rebels

    Read more

COMMENT(S)