Armed ViolenceNews

UN Security Council Condemns Killing Of 3 Of Its Soldiers In CAR

The United Nations Security Council has “in the strongest terms” condemned the attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) that resulted in the deaths of three members of the Burundian contingent and wounding of two others.

The condemnation was contained in a UN Security Council communiqué published on Monday in New York.

HumAngle reports that “unidentified armed combatants” suspected to belong to the recently formed coalition of Central African Patriots (CPC) on Christmas day launched attacks on Dekoa and near Sibut, two localities in the prefecture of Kemo, just a few hours after the rebel coalition violated a unilateral ceasefire and reiterated their appeals for the suspension of the legislative and presidential elections which were scheduled for December 27, 2020.

The elections eventually took place but in less than a third of the Central African national territory.

Security Council members in the last night resolution “expressed their most sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the Blue Helmets killed as well as to Burundi and MINUSCA. They wished a quick recovery to those wounded”.

The Security Council also condemned “in the strongest terms” all attacks, provocations and incitement to violence against MINUSCA by armed groups and other actors”.

The Security Council members “reaffirmed their full support to MINUSCA and expressed their profound gratitude to countries furnishing contingents and police personnel to the mission”.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »