By Mirembe Martina
Two former MPs in Central African Republic (CAR) have been arrested alongside at least other 48 people as the fight to take over power by the Seleka rebels goes on.
About four countries have so far sent 120 troops each to CAR to help calm the situation. The Seleka rebels are advancing onto the capital, Bangui to unseat the president, Prez Bozize. Each country sent 120 troops to the country in addition to the 400 Chad troops which are already in the country. Some of the countries which have already sent the troops are Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville and Cameroon.
The CAR forces dropped the search for Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader, Joseph Kony to go back home to fight the rebels who were said to be 150 kilometres away from Bangui at the time. Francois Bozize has ruled CAR for a period of 10-years.“Fighting has already affected attention of the CAR forces. The focus is not on LRA anymore,” UPDF spokesperson, Col. Felix Kulayigye said.
African Union is trying to mediate talks between the CAR government and the rebels who want to overthrow the government.