Humanitarian Aid Convoy Beat Blockade to Reach C.A.R Capital, Bangui

Thirteen of the 100 trucks headed to the Central African Republic have made it to the capital, Bangui.

Marshalled by an aerial escort, the humanitarian aid convoy beat blockades to provide aid to people rendered homeless by ongoing conflicts in the country.

A battle has broken out since the 27th of December following the re-election of President Faustin Archange-Touadera.

Read: Military Repels Attempt To Seize CAR’s Capital, Bangui

The battle has seen 200,000 Central Africans flee to safety. The aid, according to the United Nations Peacekeeping mission is transported from Cameroon via a 583km-long road access.

The Central African Republic government extended the state of emergency by six months as rebels battle the nation’s military supported by Russian troops, the UN and Rwanda.

Francois Bozize, the nation’s former President is believed to be the mastermind of the rebellion after he was barred from contesting in December.

The country has hardly seen stability since 2013, when Bozize was ousted. The country has been battling rebels, considered one of the most devastating in Africa today.

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