Coup attempt reported in Central African Republic

Western diplomatic sources said a government minister apparently tried to stage a coup in the Central African Republic Wednesday night and said there had been riots in the capital, Bangui.

Quoting reports from Bangui, the sources said Information Minister Francois Bozize made a broadcast over Bangui radio shortly before midnight calling for President Andre Kolingba to step down.

In a dispatch from Bangui, the French daily Le Monde said General Bozize accused President Kolingba of treason.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK