Damara, Central African Republic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the town of the Central African Republic. For other uses, see Damara (disambiguation).
Damara
Damara is located in Central African Republic
Damara
Damara
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates: 4°58′N 18°42′E / 4.967°N 18.700°E / 4.967; 18.700
Country Central African Republic
Prefecture Ombella-M'Poko

Damara is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M'Poko. It is located about an hour from the national capital, Bangui.[1]

In March 2013, rebels from the Séléka Coalition (Séléka means "alliance" in the Sango language[2]) overtook a checkpoint in Damara. Part of the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict, the rebels claimed that President of the Central African Republic François Bozizé had violated the terms of a January cease-fire agreement. After storming the Damara checkpoint, however, the rebels were prevented from taking Bangui by a helicopter attack. "The helicopter opened fire on the column, forcing it to disperse... The rebels have not reached Bangui," said a senior military analyst quoted by Reuters.[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 4°58′N 18°42′E / 4.967°N 18.700°E / 4.967; 18.700