CAR: France Military Support Against Rebels

The blog of CAR presidential candidate Olivier Gabirault points to a Liberation article stating (Fr): “In 1997, Paris, linked to its former colony by a defense accord, disengaged by closing its two military bases (Bangui and Bouar) for economic reasons. Ten years later, French soldiers are back to support President Francois Bozize … On the opposite team are partisans of ex-President Ange-Felix Patasse and soldiers who now oppose the one who deposed Patasse in March 2003: General Francois Bozize, elected president last year. But also Tchadians who are combatting the Idriss Deby regime.”

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