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Violent clashes in N'delé (Central African Republic)

(B2) Violent clashes erupted between two armed groups, in N'delé, a Central African city located in the northeast of the country (not far from the Chadian border), twice, on March 2 and March 11. The violence left at least 20 dead, including 13 civilians and a security agent from MINUSCA, the United Nations stabilization force in the Central African Republic (1).

More than 10.000 people fled. The majority are women and children, according to the European Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO). Despite the signing of a peace agreement in February 2019, violence affecting civilians continues to be one of the main factors in the dire humanitarian situation in the country recalls ECHO. " A quarter of the 4,8 million inhabitants are still forcibly displaced ».

The north of the Central African Republic is the breeding ground for rebels, in particular the Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC), which claims to belong to the Sultanate of Dar-el-Kouti.

  1. Death recognized by the FPRC

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).