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Hundreds of deserting C. Africa soldiers return to their command

Congolese soldiers from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) stand guard in a street where people burnt tyres following the assasination of a man by an ex-Seleka member, on January 12, 2014, in Bangui. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

BANGUI, Central African Republic: Hundreds of Central African Republic soldiers who joined a Christian militia opposed to former Muslim president Michel Djotodia or deserted for fear of being killed returned to their command Monday.

These soldiers, almost all of them in civilian clothes, were seen by AFP signing up for duty following an appeal Sunday from chief of staff General Ferdinand Bomboyeke, who urged the troops to return to barracks by Monday.

 

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