facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

U.N.'s Ban stresses import of CAR truce

Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM   |   Comments

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- All parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic are called on to honor the terms of a peace deal reached in Gabon, the U.N. secretary-general said.

The U.N. Security Council this week expressed "serious concerns" over human rights abuses that resulted from the fighting between the rebel Seleka coalition and pro-government forces in CAR.

The Seleka coalition agreed to the terms of a cease-fire agreement during peace negotiations with CAR officials in nearby Gabon following their advance on CAR's capital Bangui. Their campaign was meant to pressure President Francois Bozize to step aside.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement through his spokesman's office calling on all sides to respect the need for a political solution to the crisis.

"He urges the government of CAR, politico-military groups, the Seleka coalition and opposition parties to fully implement these agreements," the statement read.

Weak state authority, ethnic fighting and a long history of political turmoil have left CAR with a scarred legacy.

Bozize toppled the government of former President Ange-Felix Patasse in a 2003 uprising. He served as the top military official in the Patasse administration.

Topics: Ban Ki
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback