Central African Republic: Rebels, government blame each other for village destruction

by IRIN News

A group of armed rebels on the road north of Kaga Bandouro, north-central CAR.  Photo: © IRIN

Eritrea downplayed the significance of restricting UN helicopters on Thursday, describing recent remarks by the Ethiopian prime minister as duplicitous.

Speaking to journalists for the first time since Eritrea grounded UN peacekeeping helicopters earlier this month, a senior government official said that recent comments by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi were offensive.