bishops condemn insurgents’ offensives

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In the Central African Republic, military operations continue north of the capital Bangui to remove insurgents from the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) – a coalition of armed groups that announced to march on Bangui last month – said operations sweeps took place again, this Sunday, January 17 afternoon. It is in this context that the bishops of the country met this week.

With our special correspondent in Bangui, Alexandra Brangeon

The bishops of the Central African Republic condemned in a plenary session the rebels’ offensives. In a statement signed by the nine bishops in the country, they congratulate the Central Africans who went to the polls last month and condemn the insecurity.

They also condemn the split in the political class leaving the country under the “grace of predators and mercenaries”, according to Monsignor Nestor Désiré Nongo Aziagbia, bishop of Bossangoa, a town 300 km north of Bangui, contacted by Journalist.

“Unfortunately, today the country is living at the expense of ’embittered’ politicians, politicians, I do not want to say corrupt, but we are not far from this reality. Each seeks to establish his authority, not for the benefit of the people, not for the socio-economic development of the nation … we unite with people of all morals to continue to exploit the country. In all this, the population is being held hostage, ”he condemns.

“We are on site”

“To these politicians and armed groups, we tell them that the Central African Republic does not belong to any individual, clan or interest group. We have been living with the military-political crisis for eight years. Several proposals for a way out of the crisis using various agreements have been completed, but we are stagnating. In our message, we were part of the dialogue, but this dialogue must still be honest and fraternal. How many times have dialogues been held, but no one takes into account the decisions in these dialogues. That is what we are missing today, ”warns Monsignor Nestor Désiré Nongo Aziagbia, Bishop of Bossangoa.

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