Radicals take over in chaotic CAR

chaos CARFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) –VIOLENCE among factionalised militant groups in Central African Republic has grown more severe and widespread as the newly-elected government unable to control a deteriorating security situation.
The ex-Séléka factions and anti-balaka are the perpetrators of the turmoil.
Miltant groups have been factionalised into the Patriotic Gathering for the Revival of CAR (RPRC), Popular Front for the Rebirth of CAR (FPRC) , Patriotic Movement for the CAR (MPC) and Union for Peace in CAR (UPC).
In the centre of the country, UPC has further extended its area of control, moving to the south and east in order to control important diamond mining areas and arms trafficking routes spreading from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In the north, arms trafficking for the benefit of FPRC, runs through Am Dafok and Tissi, a border town with Chad.
In the east, the Lord’s Resistance Army has been on a spree of civilian abductions. The group continues looting minerals and poaching wildlife.
Most of the southwest of the country is calm but an increase in harassment of Muslim returnees and internally displaced persons is noted.
The United Nations Security Council said sanctions against individuals and entities had been poorly implemented.
Judiciary procedures against listed individuals and other spoilers have been delayed while arrest warrants have not been effected.
The setbacks have marred President Faustin-Archange Touadéra’s post-transition achievements.

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