United Nations peacekeeping troops said they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against the government. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb, reporting from Bangui, said: “Rwandan peacekeeping troops were deployed to Bangassou ahead of a potential operation and an ultimatum was given to the armed groups controlling the town, after which they left but that “there have been reports of gunfire in the area and also reports that armed groups still control some parts of the town”. Webb added that “with or without small towns, [the rebels] still control approximately two-thirds of the country’s territory, and in it, most of its diamond and gold mines.”