Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Looters, gunmen roam Central African Republic capital after coup

Looters and gunmen roamed the streets of Central African Republic's capital Bangui on Tuesday as regional peacekeepers struggled to restore order two days after a coup plunged the mineral-rich country into chaos.

The ousting of President Francois Bozize and the political turmoil around it has raised fears of a humanitarian crisis in the former French colony - and embarrassed regional power South Africa which had sent troops to defend the government.