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CAR Coup Strongly Condemned

The African Union has strongly condemned the coup d’etat which took place in the Central African Republic over the weekend. France has already evacuated 80 people, including 60 of its nationals, following the rebel take-over of the capital, Bangui. At least eight people were killed when supporters loyal to the sacked army chief General Francois Bozize marched into the city on Saturday, according to hospital and military sources. The BBC’s Joseph Benamsse in Bangui says that people are willing to resume work but are wary of the rebel soldiers who are driving around the city, firing into the air. “We can still hear the sound of shooting in the street,” he said. Some people are going into the city centre to see the damage and looting caused during the coup. The African Union’s top official, Amara Essy, said the organisation would meet shortly to discuss how to respond to the situation. Three Congolese soldiers from the Central African Economic Community (Cemac) peacekeeping force stationed in the country were killed, said the organisation. Full Story

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