About 100 people were killed during fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) one day after the two sides signed a ceasefire. Violence broke out in Priya, northeast of the capital Panjwi, on Tuesday (June 20th). Previous clashes in May caused more than 40,000 people to flee from Priya, the United Nations said. Of these, 38,500 fled in just three days.
Overall, at least 100,000 people have fled the Central African Republic since mid-May. In the so-called “worst displacement” in the Central African Republic since the crisis began. Rights groups have accused some militants of committing grave abuses and atrocities, including the execution of civilians and humanitarian workers, as well as rape and torture over the conflict.
Djutudia resigned in January 2014 after failing to stop the violence in the country and was replaced by an interim government led by Catherine Samba Panza.
And was considered politically neutral as it had nothing to do with any of the camps in the war. The interim government organized parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for October 2015. However, it was postponed after clashes involving rebel groups that killed more than 100 people between September and November of that year.
After peaceful elections in February 2016, former Prime Minister Faustin-Archang Todirapikam and international observers saw it as a major step towards resolving the conflict. The fighting has killed thousands and displaced more than 500,000 people, and thousands have fled to neighboring countries. The United Nations estimates that 2.5 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the country, one of the poorest countries in the world.
For the first time since the warring parties committed themselves to the disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation program in 2015, government officials and representatives of 14 rebel groups in the capital, Bangui, met as an unprecedented step towards the end of the bloody conflict.