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20-27 March 2016

Weekly Media Monitoring report for the Central African Republic
Posted on March 29, 2016


Compiled by Christina Murphy

Report Content:

  1. Three bodies found in Bambari
  2. Grenade blast injures five in Bangui

1. Three bodies found in Bambari

"Bambari: trois corps découvert dans un puits, une enquête ouverte." Radio Ndeke Luka, 24 March 2016. In French.

  • MINUSCA troops and Red Cross staff found the bodies of three minors in a pit near a major road leaving Bambari.
  • A local official declined to give details, but said that they have opened an investigation into the deaths.
  • Other sources said that the youths - ages 21, 17, and 16 - had left their families to go into the bush in search of food and honey, but never returned. Their bodies were found four days later. 

2. Grenade blast injures five in Bangui

"Une explosion de grenade fait 5 blessés au Km5." Centrafrique Presse Info (CPI), 24 March 2016. In French.

  • Five people were seriously injured in a grenade blast in Bangui's KM5 neighborhood on the afternoon of 23 March.
  • According to local sources, the blast occurred during a dispute between youths over payment for goods.
  • Security sources said that the person responsible for the blast had been arrested after attempting to flee. 
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