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“Moment of hope” for reconciliation and development in CAR

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.