– In the Central African Republic, dialogue with unarmed protesters was finally settled
More than a year after his controversial re-election, President Tudora held a reconciliation dialogue with the unarmed opposition on Tuesday, March 21.
Central African President Faustin Archange Touadéra set a reconciliation date with the unarmed opposition on Tuesday, March 21, a year before he promised less than a third of the electorate in the war-torn country after the controversial re-election. Public since 2013.
He noted that the forum would take place shortly after six months, following the intervention of hundreds of Russian paramilitary “mercenaries” by the private company Wagner Security, according to the UN, who had deliberately defended his authority from a widespread insurgency.
But the start of this dialogue, which included civil society, and Bangui always said that armed groups would be excluded, was later postponed again. “The Republican Dialogue is being convened in Bangkok from Monday, March 21st to Sunday, March 27th, 2022”, citing a decree signed by Fastin’s Archange Tudora on Tuesday.
Short duration and deadline
“More than 450 participants from the living forces of the nation, the opposition and civil society,” a spokesman for President Albert Yalok Mokbemai said in a relatively short, seven-day session of the National Assembly. He told the AFP it would focus on “peace and security.”
Within a very short notice period: six days after the Presidential Order. Opposition leaders, in particular, promised the AFP on Tuesday evening that they did not know about the order before it was announced on national radio and had not yet been called. “We wanted it to take place in April, which gave participants more time to organize themselves,” Deputy Martin Zigule told AFP.
“It’s a bit urgent, we have important topics to discuss, I did not get a call, until this morning, they were still preparing a list of participants,” said MP Aniseed-Georges Tologule. COD-2020, the main opposition base.
Faustin Archange Touadéra, who has been in power since 2016, was re-elected on December 27, 2020 with 53.16% of the vote, but only one in two registered voters had the opportunity to go to the polls in the two-thirds country occupied by the armed groups. . And a full-scale offensive by a rebel coalition launched before the election to oust Fastin’s Argent Dodora.
Since then, hundreds of Russian paramilitary forces, including unarmed instructors according to Moscow, have joined Wagner’s “mercenaries” at the UN. And thanks to a meteorite attack led by hundreds of Russian paramilitaries accused of war crimes against civilians, according to France, Bangui recaptured most of the country. , And seized the wealth of the country, especially its diamonds and its gold.
The government has never made clear the intentions of this Republican dialogue, beyond vague promises to include more of the opposition and civil society in the country’s administration, which is largely dominated by the United Heart Movement as well as the National Assembly. MCU) Faustin Archange Touadéra and coalition or satellite parties.