Clashes Disrupt Central African Republic Peace Forum

United Nations peacekeepers in Central African Republic shot in the air on Monday and used tear gas to disperse gunmen who tried to disrupt a forum aimed at helping restore peace to the country. The incident took place as the Bangui Forum was drawing to an end, highlighting the simmering tensions in the country, where thousands have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced during waves of violence. No injuries were reported at the incident. Former members of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel force and members of their arch rival 'anti-balaka' militia together paralysed central Bangui to protest that the peace forum had not resulted in the freeing of members detained by the government.



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