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By Godfrey Olukya   17-4-2013

The situation in Central African republic,(CAR) is deteriorating day by day  due to insecurity especially in the capital Bangui and other areas.

Civilians have turned to killing Seleka fighters accusing them of looting their property. In retaliation, Seleka fighters indiscriminately shoot at defenseless civilians killing several in the process.

In the last three days over 12 Seleka fighters have been killed by civilians and over 20 resident shot dead by avenging Seleka fighters in different parts of the country. In the suburbs of Bangui capital, a mob killed seven ex-rebels on Monday.

The killings have prompted the new government to step up security in the city. Due to the situation in that country, UN secretary-General, through his spokesperson issued a statement on the situation in CAR. 

Part of statement said, ‘The Secretary-General is alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic. He is particularly concerned by reports of clashes between the Séléka movement and the population in Bangui, which resulted in the deaths of many civilians. He strongly condemns Séléka’s acts of violence against the civilian population. He urges the de facto authorities to restore law and order throughout the country and to ensure the protection of civilians.’

The Secretary-General said that he welcomes the efforts of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the African Union to bring about peace in the Central African Republic. He reiterates that the Libreville Agreements should be the basis for any political framework designed to end the current crisis in the Central African Republic. He calls on ECCAS and the African Union to take immediate and urgent measures to address the gravity of the security situation with the assistance of the international community. The Secretary-General calls on all stakeholders to ensure respect for the principle of constitutional order, inclusivity and transparency in moving the transition process forward.



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