March 24th, 2013
06:34 AM ET

Violence erupts in Central African Republic

The brewing tensions between rebels and the government in the Central African Republic culminated Sunday with the sounds of gunfire the nation's capital.

"We can hear gunfire, and it has been going on for about four hours," U.N. Spokeswoman Uwolowulakana Ikavi said from the U.N. compound in Bangui. "The shooting is apparently fierce. I can't tell if it is the rebels shooting or the government troops."

The country has been on edge since rebel fighters pushed their way into the capital of Bangui and put the government to the brink.


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