Central African Republic: the alarming observation of the head of Minusca

Valentine Rugwabiza, Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

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Valentine Rugwabiza, the head of Minusca, spoke before the UN Security Council on Wednesday June 22 to present her first report on the situation in the country.

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Two months after taking office in Bangui,

Valentine Rugwabiza

is concerned, in terms of security, of “

the persistence of violations of the ceasefire by all the parties which are continuing their operations and acts of belligerence

”.

It highlights in particular the repositioning of armed groups in the North, Center and East of the country.

“Like to undermine living together”

On the political level, if the Rwandan diplomat is delighted with a "

strengthening of confidence-building measures

" with the government, she expresses her concern about the violent speeches targeting political leaders.

 “

Minusca notes with the same concern the persistence of stigmatization and public incitement to violence against leaders of the democratic opposition or against certain partners of the Central African Republic.

History and the recent past demonstrate that this type of message can quickly translate into acts of violence with unpredictable and uncontrollable consequences.

They are also likely to undermine living together, weaken the process of national reconciliation and slow down the efforts undertaken.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the Central African government to provide an appropriate response by taking all useful measures to prevent, suppress and put an end to such reprehensible acts

”.

In front of the press, the Rwandan diplomat announced the publication for the month of July of two investigation reports on human rights violations, in particular by government forces and their Russian auxiliaries.

One of these two reports has already been submitted to the Central African government in order to have its "

response

" to the conclusions of the investigators, she said.

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