- Aug 10, 2020
Cardinal Diudonne Nzapalainga of the Central African Republic has described 2017 as “an unfortunate year” in the country.
“To say no to impunity is to say no to the infernal cycle of violence. Nothing must be above the law,” said Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of the Central African Republic, where wanton killing of civilians often goes unpunished.
YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – An attack against a peace concert in Bangui has escalated tensions in the Central African Republic, where a conflict with growing ethnic and religious undertones has caused the United Nations to pledge to increase its peacekeeping presence in the country. The attack took place against a coffee
U.N. officials announced a new humanitarian program this summer amid worsening violence in Central African Republic, where armed remnants of Seleka, a Muslim-dominated rebel movement that briefly seized power in 2013, and a mainly Christian militia, Anti-Balaka, continue to terrorize the population. Catholic leaders are calling for the lifting of an arms embargo, so the country’s army can properly function.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, known as MINUSCA, has sent a letter to U.N. contractors demanding that they take concrete steps to prevent future unauthorized transport of Muslim civilians out of Bangassou. Thousands of Muslims are being sheltered at the Catholic cathedral in the city to protect them from attacks from a nominally Christian militia in the area.