Militias Seize Villages in Western CAR

New unrest is reported in the Central African Republic [C.A.R.], following clashes between local armed groups and the Seleka rebel coalition that seized power earlier this year.

On Tuesday, a local witness told VOA’s French to Africa Service that community-based militias have gained control of several villages near the western town of Bossangoa.

Seleka forces clashed with the militias near Bossangoa on Saturday and Sunday, and government spokesman Guy Simplice Kodegue said 60 people …