“Moment of hope” for reconciliation and development in CAR

2 November 2016

A “moment now of hope” has arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) which could represent a new era of reconciliation and development.

That’s the view of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, speaking in the capital of CAR, Bangui, shortly after meeting the country’s new president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.

Three years of fighting between Christian and Muslim armed factions fuelled instability across the country.

Tensions are still high in Bangui and violent demonstrations took place outside the headquarters of the UN Mission last month, leaving four dead.

Jean-Pierre Ramazani asked Mr Eliasson what he had told the President during their meeting on Wednesday.

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