Violence threatens interim government in Central African Republic

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Babacar Gaye, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Central African Republic.

The crisis in the Central African Republic cannot be resolved without a political solution according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in the country.

Babacar Gaye said ongoing violence threatens the efforts of the interim government to stabilize the situation.

Thousands of people remain displaced as the Christian and Muslim militias continue to fight each other.

General Gaye has called on all the political stakeholders in the country to speak out against the violence.

"I have recommended the armed groups to present their grievances so that the government will be in a position to immediately kick-start a political national dialogue. We will not sort out this crisis. We will not stop the violence if there is no political solution. The violence is now really putting all our efforts, all the commitment of this transitional government that we are supporting at very high risk and danger." (29")

General Gaye commended the efforts of the African-led international forces in the Central African Republic to help bring stability to the country.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations

Duration: 1'18"

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