Central African Republic declares state of emergency after armed attacks, UN calls for peacekeeping

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    The Central African Republic has declared a state of emergency in the country as the government struggles to hold back a rebel movement following disputed elections in December. The United Nations envoy to the CAR is calling for more peacekeepers to be deployed urgently to try and quell the unrest there.

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    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

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