According to Central African media reports, the government of the Central African Republic announced on social media on January 25 local time that the army of the government of the Central African Republic, together with its allies, launched an offensive in Boali village, about 90 km (56 miles) away from the capital, against the armed groups attempting to blockade Bangui, the capital of Central Africa by force. In the exchange of fire, about 44 people were killed and three were captured by the armed group, while there were no casualties from the Central African government forces.
It is understood that armed groups in Central Africa frequently launch attacks before and after the Central African election, and threaten to blockade Bangui, the capital of Central Africa, in an attempt to overthrow the re elected Central African President tuwadra’s regime. The presidential palace of the Central African Republic announced on the evening of January 21 that since midnight of that day, the country has entered a 15 day state of emergency to quell the violent activities of armed groups. (CCTV reporter Zhou Lin)