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Central African Republic
Rebels Halt Advance

Reuters, by Richard Valdmanis*

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2013 2:59:57 PM

Bangui - Rebels in Central African Republic said they had halted their advance on the capital on Wednesday and agreed to start peace talks, averting a clash with regionally backed troops in the mineral-rich nation. (Snip) CAR remains severely underdeveloped despite its deposits of gold, diamonds and other minerals. French nuclear energy group Areva mines CAR´s Bakouma uranium deposit - France´s biggest commercial interest in its former colony. Diplomatic sources have said talks organized by central African regional bloc ECCAS could start on January 10. The United States, the European Union

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*W/ [Additional reporting by Paul-Marin Ngoupana in Bangui and Jon Herskovitz in Johannesburg].

We have removed embassy personnel and sent in troops [50] last week to help out. Meanwhile, Mali, a country to the west is being taken over by Al Qaeda. I have always believed that Africa is rich in natural resources and can´t understand, as the purported "Cradle of Life," why it hasn´t been developed to greatness all over.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wordsmith82, 1/2/2013 3:32:04 PM     (No. 9095127)

OP: They could develop and become an economic powerhouse, but they adhere to a culture that makes progress impossible.

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