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Humanitarian assistance convoy arrives in Bangui

Kigali, Rwanda - A fourth convoy transporting humanitarian assistance, including food from Cameroon, arrived this week in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, under the escort of the Rwandan contingent of the African-led International Support Mission to Central Africa Republic (MISCA).

According to the Rwandan army spokesman, Brigadier-General Joseph Nzabamwita, during the operation, the Rwandan contingent saved a group of about 250 Muslim refugees who tried vainly to escape from abuses of anti-balaka Christian militias in remote villages located along the 700-km road linking Bangui to the Cameroonian border.

Rwanda has deployed some 850 soldiers in Central Africa Republic under MISCA.

Pana 07/08/2014