UN / CAR VIOLENCE

14-Feb-2020 00:00:56
In a joint statement, the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the UN mission in the Central African Republic condemned the violence in the country’s northeast and “reminded armed groups involved that this is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement to which they are signatories,” according to a UN spokesperson. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAR VIOLENCE
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DATELINE: 14 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

14 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric walking to podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“In the Central African Republic, fighting has broken out again yesterday about 15 kilometres outside of Birao in the country’s northeast. In a joint statement, the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the UN mission in the country have condemned the violence and reminded armed groups involved that this is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement to which they are signatories. They call on armed groups to immediately abandon their attempts to attack the city of Birao and to avoid any act that could lead to unjustified escalation. The head of the mission Mankeur Ndiaye asked armed group involved in the violence to immediately begin negotiations for a ceasefire.”
5. Wide shot, Dujarric at podium
STORYLINE
In a joint statement, the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States, and the UN mission in the Central African Republic condemned the violence in the country’s northeast and “reminded armed groups involved that this is a flagrant violation of the peace agreement to which they are signatories,” according to a UN spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters in New York today (14 Feb), UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said fighting broke out again on Thursday about 15 kilometres outside of Birao in the country’s northeast.

He said the three entities called on armed groups in their statement to “immediately abandon their attempts to attack the city of Birao and to avoid any act that could lead to unjustified escalation.”

Dujarric said the head of the UN mission in the country (MISUCA) Mankeur Ndiaye asked armed group involved in the violence to “immediately begin negotiations for a ceasefire.”
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