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05 Oct 2018 | 06:33 PM UTC

CAR: Four foreign nationals killed in Sosso-Nakombo Oct. 4

Central African Republic News Alert

Four Chinese nationals killed during violent demonstration in Sosso-Nakombo on Oct. 4; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bangui). COUNTRY/REGION Dilapoko

Event

Violent demonstrations broke out in Sosso-Nakombo (Mambéré-Kadéï prefecture) on Thursday, October 4, following the death of a local community leader when a boat capsized on the Kadéï River. According to local sources, the community leader was accompanying a group of Chinese nationals working for a mining company when their boat capsized. Following the incident, a violent demonstration broke out in which at least four Chinese nationals were killed and several others severely wounded. Tensions remain high in Sosso-Nakombo, and further unrest is possible in the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals present in CAR, particularly Sosso-Nakombo, are advised to monitor local developments, maintain a high degree of situational awareness, and remain vigilant.

In general, a number of Western governments advise their citizens against travel to most of the east of the country for various security reasons, including the presence of armed groups.

 

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