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IN PICTURES: Turmoil In Central African Republic

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The Central African Republic (CAR) has been in turmoil since the Seleka coalition of rebels ousted president François Bozize on March 24. About 460,000 people – 10% of the population of 4.6 million – have fled their homes, while more than a million need food aid, according to the United Nations. 

The French military has begun boosting its mission to the CAR, airlifting troops and equipment to the capital Bangui ahead of an anticipated UN-backed intervention to restore order in the country.

France already has around 400 troops stationed in Bangui, and is going to deploy at least another 1,000 soldiers in a bid to halt mounting violence in the country, where religious clashes have aroused fears of sectarian massacres and a humanitarian crisis in the making.

Below are the most recent pictures from the country.

1. French soldiers conduct reconnaissance on the roof of the Mpoko airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, November 2013.

2. Trucks carrying French military armoured vehicles drive on a street in Bangui, November 2013.

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PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

3. Men make plastic flower arrangements for funerals in Bangui, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

4. A woman walks by a Multinational Force of Central Africa (FOMAC) truck in Boali, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

5. Multinational Force of Central Africa (FOMAC) peacekeepers from Chad patrol in a modified pick-up truck in Bangui, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

6. Militia fighters known as anti-balaka stand guard in Mbakate village, November 2013. The group say they are protecting their village from Seleka fighters.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

7. A house which was destroyed by Seleka fighters, according to a government source, stands outside Bossangoa, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

8. Militia fighters known as anti-balaka pose for a photograph in Mbakate village, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

9. Displaced people sit next to their tents in the grounds of Saint Antoine de Padoue cathedral in Bossangoa, November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

10. A displaced boy holds a baby as he sits in the grounds of Saint Antoine de Padoue cathedral in Bossangoa,November 2013.

PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney
PHOTO: REUTERS/Joe Penney

 

SOURCE: BBC News

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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