UN chief condemns violence in C Africa

United Nations, United States,—UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned violence in the Central African Republic, one day after four people were killed and 14 others wounded in the capital of Bangui. The violence took place during demonstrations called by a coalition of civil society groups protesting against United Nations peacekeepers. The demonstrators demanded the withdrawal of the UN’s more than 10,000-strong MINUSCA mission over alleged failures to stop a rise of armed militias. Among those injured as gunfire and looting broke out were five UN peacekeepers. In a statement, Ban welcomed “the determination of the government to ensure that the perpetrators.—APP

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