Close to 400 dead in Bangui

Nearly 400 people were killed over the weekend in Bangui, according to the French embassy in the Central African Republic’s capital.

“We count 394 dead in the last three days,” French Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius told France 3 TV Sunday. “The operation of disarmament of the Seleka [rebel militias] are going to start,” he said, adding that “the problem is that some are taking off their combat fatigues and putting on civilian clothes”.

In Bangui after the French troops arrived, civilians began to appear on the streets again, as allAfrica reports. But interim president Michel Djotodia had to declare three days of mourning for the victims of the violence that has wracked the country since the toppling of former president François Bozizé.

Read the full story at allAfrica.

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