Risk of conflict high without "free and fair" elections in central Africa

Abdoulaye Bathily. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

With several countries in central Africa due to hold elections in 2016, the need for "free and fair" electoral processes is being emphasized.

UN officials in the region have warned about the possibility of conflict if planned elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo and Burundi do not go well.

Veronica Reeves spoke with Abdoulaye Bathily, the head of the UN's regional office for Central Africa about his priorities for the next year.

Duration: 2'47"

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