African Union Warns Against CAR Takeover

The AU has said it rejects any attempt to seize power by force, or the recourse to armed rebellion to further political claims.


Although President Francois Bozize has told an AU envoy he is ready to form a national unity government with the rebels, the rebels are reported by the BBC to have rejected the offer.


  • Central African Republic:   Rebels Advance on Capital

    Cameroon Tribune, 27 December 2012

    There was deep anxiety in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, CAR, yesterday, December 27, 2012 as rebels advanced towards the city, a UN envoy told the BBC. Margaret… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Rebels Weaken Bozizé's Grip on Power?

    Chatham House, 28 December 2012

    The Central African Republic, known best for its history of coups, military revolts and brutal rule is back in the headlines following a lightening rebel advance on the capital… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   UN Demands Ceasefire

    UN News, 28 December 2012

    The Security Council has demanded that armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) immediately cease hostilities, following attacks on several towns in recent days, and… Read more »


  • Central African Republic:   Govt Asks France to Help Stop Rebels

    RFI, 27 December 2012

    The President of the Central African Republic has called on France and the United States to help push back advancing rebel fighters, but the idea has been flatly rejected by the… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   Protesters Blame France for Rebel Advance

    RFI, 26 December 2012

    Hundreds of protesters angry at a rebel advance in the Central African Republic threw stones and tore down the French flag at the French embassy in the capital, Bangui. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Rebel Advance Frustrates Kony Hunt

    Observer, 27 December 2012

    Army authorities in Kampala say the recent rebel advance on the capital Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR) has frustrated their hunt for the rebel Lord's Resistance Army… Read more »

  • Central African Republic:   UN Condemns Rebels, Backs Regional Action

    UN, 27 December 2012

    Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Central African Republic: Read more »


Rebels in northern Central African Republic.

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