UN Security Council expresses its deep concern about the escalation of inter-religious violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, and calls for its immediate cessation. From the Glass Palace arrives the condemnation of the attacks on civilians and the demand for those responsible to be brought to justice. The appeal was addresses also all the militias in order to make them lay down their arms and put an end to all actions which destabilize the situation. Back in 2014 ONU already warned the international community: “There are all the elements we have already observed in other situations, in Rwanda and Bosnia for instance, for a genocide to happen. There are no doubts”.
The President Michel Djotodia is accused by the international community of passivity in front of the episodes of violence and looting, as well as in front of the perpetrated lynching and mutilations which stain his country. Djotodia came to power in March 2014 thanks to the Seleka rebellion in which the majority were Muslims guided by Djotodia himself: since then, the country fell prey to a humanitarian crisis caused by numerous episodes of ethnic and religious violence which compelled thousands of people to leave their homes.
Taking advantage of the disorders going on in the capital, about 500 convicted made it to escape from the Ngaragba prison in Bengui. The massive evasion was confirmed by legal sources. The balance of the last-days clashes caused by bands of armed militia who are looting the offices of international humanitarian organizations is of 42 dead. This number confirms, thus, the prevalence of half-anarchical status in the African country.