Genocide in Central African Republic "can be avoided"

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A view of the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at M’poko Airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

A genocide can be avoided in the Central African Republic with the intervention of the United Nations, according to an international body investigating human rights abuses in the country.

Fighting between mainly Muslim and Christian communities in CAR has fuelled a conflict which began at the end of 2012.

Thousands of people have died and over two million are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the crisis.

In December last year the UN Security Council created the international commission of inquiry to investigate violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.

The commission president is Bernard Muna.

Jerome Longue spoke to him ahead of the presentation to the Security Council of his interim report.

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