Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.
More than 1.1 million people have been displaced in the central African nation, the “highest level ever”, as UN peacekeeping force hit by new controversy over sex abuses cases.
“The LRA is disarray…Kony is growing old and losing the grip on the soldiers”. They will not attack security forces, but remain a menace to civilians.
“They took me to the bush, where I stayed for almost two weeks with my hands tied behind my back. Every day, they raped and brutalised us”
The Christian-vs-Muslim dynamic has changed to intra-Muslim fighting along ethnic lines, and government control is restricted to the capital.
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