Clashes in north-western Central African Republic displace thousands

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A group of displaced children sit on a log in their new home in the bush. UNHCR/H. Caux

Thousands of people in the north-western part of the Central African Republic have been displaced by recent fighting between armed groups.

A mission to that part of the country, led by the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA) last month, found that 170,000 people have been displaced by fighting between former Séléka rebels and various armed groups.

Séléka is a coalition of rebel groups which started a conflict with government forces in December 2012 and captured many towns and cities in the country.

Despite a peace agreement reached in January, rebels continued their attacks seizing the capital Bangui again in March this year, and forcing President François Bozizé to flee.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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