South African President Jacob Zuma said rebels who ousted his counterpart in Central African Republic were foreign-backed and planned to later topple governments in Chad and Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Africa is ready to send troops back to Central African Republic a month after suffering its worst military casualties since the end of apartheid in clashes with rebels, President Jacob Zuma said.
Central African Republic’s new rulers faced growing isolation as African leaders refused to recognize the transitional government and South Africa said it was withdrawing its remaining troops from the country.
Kalashnikov-bearing men slaughtered at least 26 elephants in the Dzanga Bai World Heritage Site in the Central African Republic on May 6 the WWF said, urging the country to protect the animals after President Francois Bozize was overthrown in March.
Regional leaders gathered for talks in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, to discuss progress on a peace plan for the Central African Republic, where at least 119 people have died in violence after a coup last month.