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Central African Republic Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye has appealed for the help of France and of a regional African force to combat following last month’s rebel takeover.
Tiangaye made the appeal to France and the multinational African peacekeeping force, Fomac, in a radio-television address late Tuesday, after around 20 people were killed at the weekend in Bangui amid clashes between former rebels and residents.
"Faced with this grave situation, I appeal for the support of... Fomac and France, as impartial forces, to lead security operations in the city of Bangui and all the regions of our country," he said.