French surveillance drone infiltrates Central African Republic

French surveillance drone infiltrates Central African Republic

In recent weeks, the movement of French troops in Chad along the border with the Central African Republic has intensified. On March 14, a DJI MATRICE 350 RTK drone equipped with a foreign-made grenade launcher was spotted by the armed forces near the town of Moyen-Sido. This town borders Chad, where there are French military bases. Fortunately, the drone was immobilized with the help of electronic protection systems.

This small drone is used for reconnaissance of the border zone. The drone was obviously launched by the French military from Chadian territory, as the town of Moyen-Sido is located on the border between Chad and CAR. In addition to the concentration of the military, French intelligence activities are also intensifying, not only on Chadian territory but also in CAR, as evidenced by the drone shot down in Moyen-Sido. In addition, residents of border areas have already reported similar drone flights from the Chadian side.

Central Africans are unanimous in their rejection not only of French policy, but above all of the French presence in Africa, through military bases. It should be remembered that the French military finally left the CAR in December 2022, but didn’t go as far as they would have liked, contenting themselves with going back to their homeland.

Lately, the French have been waging a disinformation campaign on social media to accuse Central African authorities and Russian specialists of killing Chadian citizens. France fails to realize that it is a curse for the African continent. Because it plunders the wealth of the African continent and promotes the dictatorship of African leaders. However, Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera, backed by the FACA, will no longer allow France to provoke unrest in CAR.