Skip to comments.President flees capital amid violence in Central African Republic
Posted on 03/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
The president of the Central African Republic has fled the country's capital and rebels have seized control of the city, a government official said Sunday.
President Francois Bozize crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Jules Gautier Ngbapo, a spokesman for the government's territorial administration minister. He declined to disclose Bozize's location Sunday.
"Central Africans are waiting for the new president to be named," Ngbapo said in a written statement.
Word of Bozize's surprise departure came as violence erupted in the capital, Bangui. Witnesses reported hours of gunfire, and Ngbapo said at least seven civilians were killed as rebels and local residents looted shops.
"While the departure from Bangui of President Bozize is confirmed, I call on all the parties to exercise the greatest restraint," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a statement, calling on French citizens in the area to remain at home.
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I thought for a second that this was about Mr. Obama.
It may come to that one day. Which do you think, Indonesia or Kenya? Or maybe Saudi Arabia?
Hey! “Ngbapo “ is my middle name!
I’m thinking Antarctica. Without a coat...
Democracy in action!
Of course, the Founding Fathers hated democracy.
Any place warm, without extradition, and plenty of bodyguards to keep the bounty hunters at bay.
Coming soon to amerika...
...some folks can break an anvil, they can’t help it, it’s just what they do.
I had a tingle up my leg reading the first half of that headline, then I saw it wasn’t D.C.
“rebels and other locals looted shops”...
Culturally endemic. Anything is an excuse to do it. Win the NBA championship, loot the city. One black guy gets beaten up, loot the city. Bored on a Sunday afternoon and feel you haven’t been given enough, flash mob and loot the city. State Fair closing for the night? Flash mob and loot the nearby businesses and the people leaving.
Just wait till the EBT (Entitled Black Taker) cards don’t work.
President flees capital
amid violence in Central African Republic
Oh. Sad face. Shucky-darn.
In August the country will have been independent 43 years. They have had beaucoup coups. Maybe they should have stuck with the name the country had before independence, Ubangi-Shari.
This is Zero’s plan for the US, thanks Viennacon:
Central African Republic profile
He’s probably going to go to that civilized part of Africa...