United Nations peacekeepers and national security forces on Wednesday regained control of the Central African Republic’s fourth-largest town, which had been captured by rebels on Tuesday. The AFP news agency reports that members of a militia called Unity for Peace in Central Africa overran Bambari town on Tuesday after a two-hour firefight with the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA, forcing residents to flee. The town’s mayor said that civilians had not been attacked, but the police station, gendarmerie, and some homes had been ransacked adding though that following the recapture of the town residents had begun returning to their homes and that calm was returning. This as the country’s top court rejected several candidacies for the election, including that of ex-president Francois Bozize, who is accused of plotting a coup with several militia groups.