CAR Accuses Former President Of Plotting A Coup Ahead of Election

Central African Republic has accused former President, Francois Bozize of plotting a coup ahead of the nation’s general election on the 27th of December.

The sitting government said Bozize is sponsoring friends, family members and a number of armed groups to attack towns near Bangui, the nation’s capital city.

Bozize has also been accused of gathering coup plotters beside Bossembele, a popular town in the country.

“It is manifestly an attempted coup,” Ange Maxime Kazagui, spokesman for the government said in a nationwide broadcast.

As tension keeps rising in the country, the U.N has deployed more troops to control the situation at Bangui, with at least 12,800 soldiers on ground.

The U.N has also advised warring parties to sheathe their swords and embrace unity.

Bozize was forced out of government in 2013 by rebels, sparking a war in the country.

U.N peacekeepers have been in the country since 2014 and the escalation of tension has also seen France and Russia involved in the election, with Facebook condemning disinformation campaign championed by the nation’s politicians.


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