The former Archbishop of Cape Town has called upon the UN Security Council to prioritise the restoration of peace in the Central African Republic (CAR), following almost a year of increasing bloodshed.
The violence continues in CAR, with a Baptist minister and his son killed by Seleka forces. The UN has since increased its protective measures in the country, including asset freezes, travel bans and the deployment of EU forces. Religious leaders are calling for peace and greater humanitarian aid.
The UK's Minister for Faith and Communities met with two of the CAR's most prominent religious leaders on January 27, and pledged to uphold the British commitment to ending the violence that is continuing to escalate across the African nation.