RCA: "The decline in violence is tendentious" (Mankeur Ndiaye, UN) - RFI
"In one year, the violence in Central Africa has decreased by two-thirds," says the UN in Central Africa. For the head of Minusca, the Senegalese Mankeur
By Christophe BoisbouvierPosted on 13-08-2019Modified on 13-08-2019 at 00:00
"In one year, the violence in Central Africa has decreased by two-thirds," says the UN in Central Africa. For the head of the Minusca, the Senegalese Mankeur Ndiaye, this is not a temporary improvement but a "down trend".
" We have committed DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration). There is progress that has been made. Progress that is very timid we recognize, but we work mostly with the guarantors, the African Union and the Economic Community of Central African States. A peace agreement is never perfect, a peace agreement is a dynamic compromise. Since the agreement was signed, everyone has noticed that there is a downward trend of violence everywhere in the country, not only in Bangui, but also on the ground. Of the 11 field offices that we have, I have already visited seven. I discuss with the local administrative authorities, with the populations, and they all see that since February 6, there is a downward trend of violence . "
Mankeur Ndiaye, Chief of Minusca
12-08-2019 - By Christophe Boisbouvier
Mankeur Ndiaye is RFI's Guest Afrique matin this Tuesday, August 13th. The entirety of his interview is to listen on the antennas of Radio France International from 4:43 UTC.
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