Two more towns in the central part of the Central African Republic have fallen to the Seleka rebel group, including Bambari, the third largest city in the country. The rebels say that they captured these two towns to send a message to the government to negotiate in good faith at the talks that are going on between the two parties up in Chad.
Edmond, our Central African Republic National Director, says rebels have advanced to the city of Bambari, about 375 miles northeast of Bangui (the capital city), but have stopped there for now. Edmond’s father-in-law is a pastor in Bambari, but is currently in Bangui visiting Edmond, his wife & their new baby. His father-in-law has heard from the people in Bambari that the rebels are not bothering the local people and things are calm there; praise the Lord. Negotiations between the government of Central African Republic and the rebels should take place in the next couple of days. Please pray for those negotiations to be successful for the lasting peace of the country.