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U.S. Embassy Cuts Operations in Central African Republic

The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic suspended operations as the country’s government prepared for negotiations with rebels that have overtaken at least 10 towns this month.

Ambassador Laurence Wohlers and his diplomatic team left the country yesterday, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said in a statement on its website. A warning was also issued to U.S. citizens against all travel in the country, where the government is trying to fend off attacks by the insurgent groups that accuse President Francois Bozize of failing to implement a peace accord.