Cameroon border town battered by C.Africa spillover

Published on 21 March 2014

Outlying Cameroonian shops in the buffer zone have been ransacked by various protagonists in the Central African crisis, which has escalated into an ethno-religious conflict. "If food doesn't arrive in Bangui, we are absolutely certain to see a further crisis," French army spokesman Gilles Jaron warned last week. The rainy season is due in April, he added, making driving harder than ever. Before the latest conflict, about 600 lorries plied the road each week, but traffic decreased sharply when armed groups attacked, together with highway bandits who have long been a problem.

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