Central African Republic – 12 August 2016

Son of Central African Republic Ex-President Detained

Central African Republic’s justice minister says United Nations officials have detained the son of a former president and handed him over to the country’s authorities.

Jean-Francis Bozize, whose father was toppled in 2013, returned to the country Wednesday.

Justice Minister Flavien Mbata said Friday Bozize returned to meet with President Faustin Archange Touadera and presented himself at the U.N. mission to signal he was back.

Bozize has sanctions against him on accusations he helped finance the Christian anti-Balaka militia.

ABC News


RDF medical peacekeepers leave for Central African Republic

Yesterday, 70 medical personnel of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) led by Col Dr John Byimana departed Kigali for medical peacekeeping mission under the UN Mission in Central African Republic (CAR).

The personnel are to replace a medical contingent of Level Two Hospital that was deployed in January 2015 and returned to the country yesterday.

Addressing the medical personnel from CAR, the Chief of Operations and Training at RDF, Brig Gen Chris Murari said apart from serving their mission, the medical peacekeepers exported Rwandan home grown solutions to assist the people of Central Africa Republic in the recovery process.

The New Times Rwanda