The Church in the World

‘Echoes of Rwanda’ as CAR waits for UN

16 April 2014 | by Ellen Teague | Comments: 0

Central African Republic

A Catholic leader in Central African Republic (CAR) says the decision to establish a robust UN peacekeeping operation is a “welcome step” towards peace in the country, but that the world needs to act immediately, writes Ellen Teague. Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui warned that CAR ­cannot afford the proposed six-month wait for 12,000 UN peacekeepers to arrive.“When I speak to ordinary people, I hear voices of fear, desperately asking for the world’s help, and they cannot be told to wait,” said the archbishop, who is president of Cafod’s partner Caritas Central African Republic and active in a national interfaith platform alongside senior Christian and Muslim leaders.“Ours is a crisis that has daily echoes of Rwanda 20 years a ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

New Subscribers click here
New users wishing to Register to read this article click here
Existing Subscribers and Registered users can login here





Post a Comment

You can post as either a regular user, or by registering as a new user...


User Comments (0)

Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Latest Tweet
Share Us
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter

Sign Up
Top