Call for more troops in crisis-torn CAR

CAR targetFrom JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – THE United Nations representative in Central African Republic (CAR), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, has called for an increase in military personnel in the troubled country.
The plea follows the worsening brutality against civilians and recent killing of at least 12 peacekeepers and 13 aid workers by militants.
Onanga-Anyanga deplored the deaths as CAR becomes the most dangerous country for humanitarian action.
The envoy, who is head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA), said he feared renewed clashes in the west, including between local Muslim radicals and Christian extremists.
The rival groups are responsible for the bloodshed that has displaced millions in the Central African country.
“This year has been marked by grave events,” Onanga-Anyanga lamented.
His appeal comes on the back of the visit to CAR by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, at the end of October.
The UN leader appealed for a political resolution to the crisis.
CAR’s conflict has been worsening since it started with a coup against François Bozizé.
Militants also disregard the government of President of Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who was elected last year.
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