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CAR chaos 'not over' says former ambassador

A former US ambassador to the Central African Republic has disputed claims that violence in the country is over.

The CAR interim president, Alexandre-Ferdinand Nguende, declared that the period of anarchy in the country has ended.

However Robert Gribbin, CAR ambassador from 1992-1995, told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night: "There's violence still, there's a lot of passion out there, but they have an opportunity now... in which they can move ahead."

Around 20% of the country's 4.6 million population have fled their homes because of the conflict.

  • 14 Jan 2014
  • From the section Africa
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