Inwoners Damara vrezen gevechten in Centraal Afrikaanse Republiek

People leave Damara, the last strategic town between the rebels from the SELEKA coalition and the country's capital Bangui, on January 2, 2013, as the commader of the regional African force FOMAC warned rebels against trying to take the town, saying it would "amount to a declaration of war." The rebels, who began their campaign a month ago and have taken several key towns and cities, have accused Central African Republic leader Francois Bozize of failing to honor a 2007 peace deal. The sign reads in French "The seductive city of Damara welcomes you and wishes you a pleasant stay." AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOU AFP