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Rains bring further misery for Central Africa's displaced

By Serge Leger Kokpakpa BANGUI (Reuters) - An early start to the rainy season in Central African Republic has worsened the plight of hundreds of thousands of people sheltering from religious violence in makeshift camps, raising the risk of malaria and dysentery, aid workers said on Tuesday.

C.Africa lawmaker murdered in Bangui: rights group

A lawmaker in the Central African Republic's interim parliament was murdered in the capital Bangui Sunday by unidentified assailants, according to the Central African League of Human Rights. The killed MP was Jean-Emmanuel Ndjaroua, representative of the southeast region of Haute Kotto, the League's chief, Joseph Bindoumi, told AFP. alc/mc/rmb/fb

60 killed in Central African Republic fighting

At least 60 people have been killed in the last two days in fighting between the new Central African Republic president's forces and those loyal to ousted leader Francois Bozize, the presidency said Monday. Bozize forces infiltrated villages around Bossangoa, 250 kilometres (155 miles) northwest of the capital Bangui, destroying bridges and other infrastructure and "taking revenge against the Muslim population", the presidency's spokesman Guy-Simplice Kodegue said. "At least 60 people were killed in these attacks," he said.

Clashes in C.Africa kills up to 10: army source

Up to 10 people were killed when troops of the new regime in the Central African Republic battled fighters claiming loyalty to toppled president Francois Bozize, an army source said Monday. The fighting broke out soon after 11:00 am (10:00 GMT) on Sunday on the northern edge of the town of Bossangoa "where heavy and light arms fire was heard ... between elements of (the ruling) Seleka and men claiming allegiance to the former president," the source told AFP, asking not to be named.

Clashes in C.Africa kill up to 10: army source

Up to 10 people were killed when troops of the new regime in the Central African Republic battled fighters claiming loyalty to toppled president Francois Bozize, an army source said Monday. The fighting broke out soon after 11:00 am (10:00 GMT) on Sunday on the northern edge of the town of Bossangoa "where heavy and light arms fire was heard ... between elements of (the ruling) Seleka and men claiming allegiance to the former president," the source told AFP, asking not to be named.

Gold mine collapse toll in CAR rises to 62

The number of people killed when a gold mine in the Central African Republic caved in at the weekend has risen to 62, local officials said Friday. The previous toll from the disaster, which occurred on Sunday when a mudslide destroyed a pit at Ndassima in the centre of the highly unstable, landlocked country, stood at 52.
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