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Killings continue unabated as C. African Republic marks a year since coup

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 00:50

March 24 - At least nine people are killed in fighting in Central African Republic, adding to the thousands who have died since the Seleka seized power a year ago and plunged country into chaos. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Few signs of peace as gunfire rings through the streets of the capitol in Central African Republic. At least nine people are killed as the country marks the launch of a coup a year ago. (SOUNDBITE)(French) OCTAVIEN MOMOKAMA, SAYING: "I ask the people who are trying to destroy their own country, be it the Seleka or the anti-Balaka, to stop their atrocities. They are still here in the country killing people, committing massacres and stealing, they should stop." France has deployed 2,000 troops to its former colony to support a 6,000-strong African Union peacekeeping mission. But they have been unable to stamp out the violence in the large, sparsely populated nation of 4.5 million people.

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Killings continue unabated as C. African Republic marks a year since coup

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 00:50