Central African Republic head to polls, but rebel violence threatens the elections

A new rebel coalition in the Central African Republic has created havoc in the run-up to the country’s legislative and presidential elections, scheduled for December 27, 2020. France has sent warplanes for a flyover mission in the country with President Emmanuel Macron saying he condemns attempts to disrupt the weekend elections. Authorities are accusing former leader François Bozizé of staging an attempted coup, seeing Rwanda and Russia sending in troops to counter a surge in violence. Senior Regional Advisor for Institute for Security Studies Paul-Simon Handy says the elections may not change things in the country

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