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Rebels Lift Blockade On Trucks At Cameroon-CAR Border After 12 Days Standoff

Garoua-Bouli(National Times)-Rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR)  have reportedly ordered for a partial lifting of a twelve day blockade imposed on the movement of trucks transporting goods from Cameroon to the landlocked country the National Times has learnt.

Sources hint that, the partial lifting of the blockade went underway early Friday march 15. This will permit the circulation of trucks specialised in the transportation of goods between both countries to resume circulation. This has not been the case since March 3rd.

A portion of the armed groups blocked the border in protest over the configuration of a new government in Bangui after negotiators help the government and some other armed groups to reach a peace deal.

Not less than 100 trucks loaded with foodstuffs and other mechaniSe have been held down in the Cameroon city of Garoua Bouli at the border. A higher number of trucks with business engagements in Douala, Cameroon’s economic capital were equally grounded in the town of Beloko in the restive country.

Statistics from the Cameroon customs put the financial value  in transactions between Douala and Bangui to be beyond FCFA 50 billion.

Following the green light from rebel groups for movement of trucks to recommence, elements of the United Nations peace keeping mission stationed in the country are said to be helping to secure the trucks get to their destinations void of any attacks.



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