Central Africa: At least 34 killed in recent fighting


At least 34 people have been killed in recent fighting between armed groups in the north-west and south of the Central African Republic, according to a UN humanitarian agency (Ocha) count, on Tuesday, while the UN has spoken on the Eve of “warning signs of genocide”

In Batangafo (north-west), “there are 24 deaths, including 14 civilians, after clashes between the armed groups from July 29th to August 2nd,” Ocha said in a statement, on Tuesday, that “the security situation is relatively calm “.

On July 30th, the NGO doctors told AFP that “humanitarian residences have been looted in Batangafo after fighting”.

In his statement, Ocha also counted “a dozen dead and seven wounded” in a village seven kilometers from Alindao (south), in fighting on August 4 between armed groups.

“The warning signs of genocide are there,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien said, on Monday in New York, reporting at a recent UN meeting Travel in the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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