New unrest in C.Africa after ex-president barred from vote

A banner for the upcoming constitutional referendum hangs above a street in Bangui, Central African Republic on December 8, 2015Gunfire erupted on Tuesday in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, where protesters erected barricades after an announcement that ex-president Francois Bozize was barred from running for election. A French embassy text message sent to citizens said there were “barricades and gunfire” in several districts and advised French citizens “to avoid these areas”. The unrest followed the Constitutional Court’s rejection of the exiled Bozize’s bid to run for president in December 27 elections.

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