Food convoy arrives in Bangui

2014-01-27 17:00
A vehicle filled with people and heavy load, precedes a convoy of over 100 trucks arriving in the Central African Republic capital Bangui from Cameroon. (Jerome Delay, AP)

A vehicle filled with people and heavy load, precedes a convoy of over 100 trucks arriving in the Central African Republic capital Bangui from Cameroon. (Jerome Delay, AP)

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Bangui - Dozens of vehicles carrying emergency aid from the UN World Food Programme are making their way under French military escort to the capital of Central African Republic.

Some of the 100 trucks began arriving on Monday from neighbouring Cameroon after concerns about violence along the road to Bangui had blocked the UN from delivering urgently needed supplies.

The first group of about 30 vehicles was greeted in the PK26 neighbourhood by Rwandan and French forces, who escorted them to their destination.

Central African Republic's capital has been in a state of anarchy since the rebel leader who seized power last year stepped aside and an interim transitional government was installed. Escalating violence between Muslims and Christians has left a large number of dead in recent weeks.

- AP
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