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Ban Ki-Moon worries over Central African Republic Violence

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Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon

( 21/2013) UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, says Communal violence in the Central African Republic risks getting out of control.

Mr. Ban warned the Security Council that armed groups were inciting Christians and Muslims against each other.

He backed the establishment of a UN Peacekeeping Force before the crisis leads to widespread atrocities.

According to the BBC, the impoverished country has been in a state of chaos since rebels seized power in March.

A rebel alliance known as Seleka ousted President, Francois Bozize, from office, replacing him with the alliance’s commander, Michel Djotodia.

Mr. Djotodia has since formally disbanded the rebels and integrated many fighters into the national army.

But former rebels, linked to Seleka, have continued to launch attacks on scores of villages, prompting the emergence of local civilian protection groups.


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