Burglars ransack Central African Parliament

Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Several offices at the National Assembly building in the Central African Republic were on the night of Wednesday sacked by unknown individuals.
The burglars evaded the surveillance of soldiers guarding the entrance to the premises and looted the office of the Speaker as well as those of his deputies and the secretary- general.
As a result, a meeting between political parties and UN special envoy Gen.
Amadou Toumani Toure could not start on schedule.
The burglars took away nothing, thus raising suspicion among some politicians, who refused to enter the premises fearing a booby trap.
The meeting with Toumani Toure would now hold at another venue.
Representatives of the Central African Democratic Rally (RDC) and former president Andre Kolingba, whose three-month ban was announced on Wednesday, would not attend it.

21 june 2001 17:00:00

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