Since the March 2013 coup by the Seleka coalition, deadly clashes have been taking place across the Central African Republic. The internal situation is quickly escalating, and a robust and committed response is now needed from the international community. This briefing paper outlines obstacles and requirements for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.
The current upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has not come out of the blue - the country has suffered years of cyclical crises, as well as neglect by the international community. Since the March 2013 coup by the Seleka coalition the internal situation has escalated, with a complete breakdown of law, order and service delivery, and an increase in inter-communal tensions and violence. An urgent response is now needed to stabilise the country and provide a platform for recovery.
This briefing paper provides an overview of ongoing tensions in the Central African Republic:
- Inter-communal and religious struggles feeding tensions
- Cross-border instability complicating peacekeeping efforts
and sets out recommendations based on planned international responses:
- Protection and involvement of civil society groups who have leverage in mitigating the crisis
- Political framework to gurantee long-term stability
Find out more:
- Donwload Briefing Paper - Crisis in the Central African Republic - August 2013
- The Voice of Peace Newsletter - grassroots news and opinions from areas affected by the LRA conflict - quarterly newsletter, September 2013
- Joint Statement on the Continuing Crisis in CAR - October 2013
- Information about Conciliation Resources' projects in support of local peacebuilders in the East and Central Africa region