Human Rights Council looks at crisis in the CAR

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Central African Republic crisis

The Central African Republic is in freefall, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

His comments came in a statement to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council which on Monday held a special session on the CAR where speakers called for greater efforts to prevent an all-out sectarian conflict.

The crisis in the CAR began more than a year ago, following attacks launched by a mostly Muslim rebel coalition known as the Séléka.

Recent clashes between former Séléka and Christian militias, known as anti-balaka, have added to the displacement.

Dianne Penn reports.

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