U.S. embassy staff flees Central African Republic
March 28, 1997
Web posted at: 10:45 p.m. EST (0345 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States is suspending
diplomatic operations in the Central African Republic,
because of fighting between rebel forces and African
State Department spokesman John Dinger said Friday that
Ambassador Mosina Jordan and his six-person staff will move
operations to Cameroon until the fighting in the Central
African Republic capital of Bangui subsides. Dinger stressed
that the U.S. embassy is not being closed; its operations are
being "temporarily suspended."
U.S. interests in the Central African Republic will be
represented by France, which maintains a presence in its
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