Timeline of Recent Events in Central African Republic

C.A.R. President Bozizé. Image via South China Morning Post
Week One
December 10th, 2012: Seleka capture the towns of Ouadda, Ouandja, and N’délé.
December 15th, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Bamingui.

Week Two
December 17th, 2012: Seleka makes an announcement that “unless Bozizé's administration agrees to discuss their grievances over peace terms, the insurgents will do all they can 'to change, sooner or later, this predatory regime.'”
December 18th, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Bria. Chadian troops enter C.A.R. as more of a support/defense force rather than an offensive force.
December 19th, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Kabo.
December 21st, 2012: U.S. Embassy suspends operations but not diplomatic relations.

Week Three
December 23rd, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Bambari.
December 25th, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Kaga-Bandoro.
December 23rd, 2012: UN Security Council condemns the rebel advancement and the attacks. UN pulls out 200 non-essential staff and families. Protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Bangui (and to a lesser extent the U.S. embassy) and burned tires, burned the French flag, and threw stones to protest the nations’ lack of assistance.
December 27th, 2012: Bozizé pleads for France’s assistance but President Hollande stated that he is not interested in protecting Bozizé’s government, but rather protecting France’s interests in C.A.R. France deploys 150 extra troops to Bangui. Seleka reportedly is only 50 miles from Bangui.
December 28th, 2012: The 10-nation Economic Community of Central African States met in Gabon and agreed to send an undecided troops to intervene and aid the government troops to prevent further advance of the Seleka.
December 29th, 2012: Seleka capture the town of Sibut.
December 30th, 2012: U.S. sends 50 troops to Chad to assist in evacuating Americans working in the C.A.R embassy. President Bozizé says he is ready to form a unity government with the rebels stating, “"I am ready to form a government of national unity with Seleka to run the country together, because I am a democrat," Bozizé. Seleka said that they would consider the offer, but it was not their goal to work the existing government. All UN staff are evacuated from C.A.R.

Week 4
December 31st, 2012: Seleka rebels reject Bozizé’s offer to form a unity government by claiming that they have no proof that Bozizé will be true to his word.
January 1st, 2013: President Bozizé dismisses his son, Frances, as defense minister.
January 4th, 2013: Rebels halt their advance on the capital, Bangui, and agree to participate in dialogue with the government.
January 5th, 2013: Rebels seize control of two more towns near their previous captured town of Bambari. One of the newly captured towns is Alindao.
January 6th, 2013: South African President Jacob Zuma commits 400 South African soldiers to assist in bringing peace to C.A.R.

1 comment:

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