Africa

CAR Rebels Take Town of Bangassou

Despite peace agreement with the government

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Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) have captured the key south-eastern town of Bangassou, a government minister has said.

The attack took place despite the fact that the Seleka rebels signed a peace accord with the government in January.

The army withdrew, putting up little resistance as the rebels advanced, reports say.

The rebels have repeatedly accused President Francois Bozize of failing to honour the peace deal.