United Nations Security Council Condemns Rebel Coup in the Central African Republic

by Colonel on March 26, 2013

“The UN Security Council on Monday condemned the “seizure of power by force” by rebels in the Central African Republic and urged all parties to refrain from any acts of violence against civilians.

“The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the recent attacks and the seizure of power by force in the Central African Republic on 24 March 2013 by the Seleka coalition, as well as the ensuing violence and looting,” the council said. …

The council also condemned the use of force against soldiers from a South Africa training contingent deployed in the Central African Republic at the request of the government.

The statement after an emergency meeting Monday afternoon came at the request of France, a permanent council member.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon late Sunday condemned the rebels’ “unconstitutional seizure of power” and called for “the swift restoration of constitutional order.”

” — Copyright 2013 Xinhua

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