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A Call for African Leaders to Stand with the Central African Republic

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 7 January 2014 @ 14:56 pm | No Comments

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As the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) drastically worsens [1] [fr] (935 000 IDPs as of today), Thione Niang, the Senegalese head of the GIVE1Project and Mehdi Bensaid, a Moroccan MP, calls from the African continent to stand up and show support to the victims of the  conflict in CAR [2] [fr]: 

Nous ne pouvons plus accepter que des frères s'entretuent sur le sol africain [..] Ainsi doit émerger une nouvelle génération de politiques inquiets pour l'avenir du continent et qui comprennent que servir l'intérêt général est l'unique solution pour résoudre les problématiques de développement en Afrique [..] Nous appelons l'ensemble des parlementaires africains à se préoccuper de la situation en Centrafrique, à inviter leurs gouvernements à s'impliquer davantage dans ses problématiques sécuritaires, à la construction d'une Afrique stable, seule solution possible à une croissance globale et sereine.

We can no longer accept that our brothers are killing each others on African soil [..]  A new generation of politicians worried about the future of the continent must emerge, politicians who understand that serving the general interest of all is the unique solution to development issues in Africa [..] We call on all African parliamentarians to address the situation in the Central African Republic and we urge their governments to get more involved in its security issues and build a more stable Africa. This is the only solution to foster a sustainable and peaceful growth across the continent.  

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[1] drastically worsens: http://centrafrique-presse.over-blog.com/2014/01/lu-pour-vous-l%E2%80%99ordre-public-s%E2%80%99effondre-compl%C3%A8tement-en-centrafrique.html

[2] show support to the victims of the  conflict in CAR: http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/mehdi-bensaid/centrafrique-renouveau-africain_b_4549283.html

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