Q&A: Central African Republic's rebellion

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Rebels in CAR - archive shot from 2007Image source, AFP
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After years of coups and rebellions, illegal weapons proliferate across the CAR

Rebels in the Central African Republic have agreed a ceasefire, after taking over several towns, including the key mining centre of Bria, since December.

The unrest has prompted the president to ask neighbouring countries for help - and troops have been sent over the border to help stop the rebel advance.

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Mr Bozize has been in power in the Central African Republic since leading a coup in 2003

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