The Central African Republic Wakes Up From a Long Nightmare But the conflict isn’t over | Peter Dörrie
An upcoming national forum offers tenuous hope for peace in the Central Africa Republic, but an on-going conflict and confusing diplomatic moves from neighboring African nations complicate a slow and painful journey toward recovery and reconciliation.
“There is no war in the Central African Republic,” Thierry Vircoulon, the Crisis Group’s Central Africa Project Coordinator, told War Is Boring. His assessment is optimistic compared to just a year ago, when widespread sectarian and political violence led to thousands of deaths.
But the absence of war is not the same as peace — a distinction that Vircoulon was quick to make. “We see the disintegration of the state, a low intensity conflict,” he said.
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