UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken to the airwaves to make a personal appeal to Central African Republic citizens to end the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims which continues to widen. In a radio message yesterday, he appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country through peace.
“Your future is not partition and bloodshed. It must be unity and peace,” Mr. Ban said in a personal appeal to fathers, mothers and children to end the increasing inter-communal violence that is tearing apart the country.
He noted the Muslims and Christians “have always lived together in peace” in the CAR, and urged citizens to not give into extremists who want to destroy the country and wreck their children’s futures.
This is the second time that Mr. Ban has taken to the airwaves to make a personal appeal to CAR citizens. In a February video message, he called on religious and community leaders, Muslim and Christian, to act as messengers for peace.