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US News Central African Republic: The peace agreement very weakened

06:45  06 june  2020
06:45  06 june  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa . It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast

The Central African Republic ’s representative acknowledged the challenges ahead, as civilian protection remains a major concern. “Unfortunately, with the Poaua massacre, we were brought back to reality,” she said, reiterating the Government’s commitment to the February peace agreement .

The 3R movement suspended its participation in the 2019 agreement after a warning from the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic

Un soldat de la Minusca à Bangui (illustration). © Anthony Fouchard / SIPA A soldier from Minusca in Bangui (illustration). VIOLENCE - The 3R movement has suspended its participation in the 2019 agreement after a warning from the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic

While a high-risk presidential election is scheduled for December 2020, the specter of widespread violence once again hovers over the Central African Republic . One of the country's main armed groups announced Friday evening that it was suspending its participation in the peace agreement it signed on February 6, 2019 with the Central African government and 13 other rebel movements.

The United States well ahead of the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan

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In November a Central African Republic militia leader and lawmaker, Alfred Yekatom, made his first ICC appearance, accused of crimes including murder, torture and As the peace talks began last month, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned of “catastrophe” if no agreement was reached, saying

The Central African Republic conflict is an ongoing civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) involving the government, rebels from the Séléka coalition, and anti-balaka militias.

Replying by force

"The 3R movement (Reclamation and Rehabilitation) decides to suspend all participation in the implementing bodies" of the peace agreement, the group's chief Sidiki Abbas confirmed in a press release . He also asked the men of the 3Rs to "respond with the last force in the event of an attack on its bases" by government forces. However, the movement "reaffirms its irreversible commitment to the process of implementing" the peace agreement "if the threats, the provocations stop."

The situation had started to tighten on Wednesday. That day, the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) had warned Sidiki Abass "against his expansionist tendency in other parts of the region, in clear the violation of the Political Agreement for Peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic (APPR-RCA) ”.

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Human rights in the Central African Republic . Language. Watch. Edit. The Central African Republic , which the United Nations High Commissioner has described as undergoing "the most neglected crisis in the world", has an extremely poor human rights record.

President François Bozizé has said that one of his priorities is to get the support of the international community. This has indeed been visible in his relations to donor countries and international organisations.

A little respected agreement

But these reproaches are not new in a country plagued by the exactions of the militias and whose government controls only a small part of the territory. Already in May 2019, four months after the signing of the agreement, 46 civilians were killed by 3R elements in Paoua, in the north-west of the country.

Four months later, Sidiki Abass, also known as Sidi Bi Soulemane, announced his resignation from his post as military adviser to the Central African government, which he held under the peace agreement. It remains to be seen now how the other parties will react and especially if the presidential can effectively be held freely in 6 months.

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