France pushes for a Security Council resolution to end crisis in Central African Republic

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Thousands of people fleeing the Séléka alliance have made a temporary home of the Catholic mission in Bossangoa, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: IRIN/Hannah McNeish

As the crisis continues to worsen in the Central African Republic, France is urging the Security Council to act urgently to avert a catastrophe.

The political and humanitarian situation in the country took a turn for the worse in December last year when a coalition of rebel forces, known as Séléka, launched attacks and captured a number of towns.

Despite a ceasefire agreement reached in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, in January, the Séléka captured the capital, Bangui, in March, forcing President Francois Bozizé to flee the country.

The latest violence in the country is between self-defense units and former Séléka fighters.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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