Africa

CAR Neighbors Planning on Sending Troops to Help Secure the Country

Move agreed to in Chad

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The Central African Republic's neighbours have agreed to send an extra 2,000 troops to help restore security following last month's rebel takeover.

The move was agreed at a regional summit in Chad, whose president described CAR as a "wound in the heart of central Africa".

"Armed bands loot, hold to ransom and racketeer the population," he said.

The former rebels had asked both their neighbours and former colonial power France to increase their forces.