CAR Moves to Disarm Rebel Fighters, Halt Violence

Authorities in the Central African Republic have begun a new disarmament campaign aimed mainly at rebels who overthrew the president in March.

Minister of Public Security Jose Binoua said Wednesday the campaign is a response to a surge in robberies, auto thefts, rapes and murders blamed largely on fighters with the Seleka rebel movement.

Binoua said he hopes to disarm rebel fighters living in parts of the capital, Bangui, outside six designated military barracks. He said any Seleka fighter …