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Central African Republic Rebels, Peacekeepers Trade Gunfire

Seleka rebels in Central African Republic blocked two main roads through Bangui on Thursday and exchanged gunfire with U.N. peacekeepers brought in to calm inter-religious violence, witnesses said. The fighters, based at a military camp in the capital since their leader ceded power to a transitional government in January, were protesting against a plan to relocate some of their ranks out of Bangui to improve security. The rebel movement has rejected the plan, to be carried out by the...

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