Entertainment Central Africa: the announcement of the withdrawal of the UPC of the rebellion welcomed with skepticism

08:25  08 april  2021
08:25  08 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The press release issued Monday night by Ali Darassa, Chief of the powerful UPC armed group arouses some skepticism. In this RFI authenticated manuscript document, the Rebel leader undertakes to withdraw from the CPC rebellion and says he wants to reintegrate Khartoum's peace agreement, which he had denounced in December to join the rebellion. But this statement sows the disorder within the coalition, and is welcomed with "reserve" by the authorities.

with our correspondent in Bangui, Florence Morice

without surprise It was the Rebel CPC coalition which reacted first to challenge the authenticity of this document, an authenticity yet confirmed from Monday by the spokesman of Ali Darassa. Some in the CPC evoke a "manipulation of the authorities" to try to rally the other armed groups to the Khartoum Agreement. Others say their surprise.

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"It's a non-event" estimates Aboubacar Siddick, one of the spokespersons of the CPC. For him, whatever it's "the rebellion will continue with or without certain entities." Behind these lively and sometimes contradictory reactions, some disorder expresses itself.

According to our information, The release of Ali Darassa has indeed aroused turvy within the coalition and its own armed group. On the side of the authorities, we say "on a certain reserve" and we do not see the urgency to react "taking into account previous volty-face of certain armed groups", entrusts a source within power.

The government spokesperson simply reiterates the position of Bangui. "We do not intend to negotiate with armed groups who have left the agreement. They must respond from their actions to justice, "says Ange-Maxime Kazagui.

As for those who would possibly commit to return to the agreement: "For us the question does not arise yet," said the spokesperson by stating that any "there will be no more than Discussions with foreigners at the head of armed groups, which includes Ali Darassa ".

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