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Biya denounces central African “spectacle of horror”

Cameroonian President Paul Biya yesterday denounced the “spectacle of horror” in central Africa at summit meeting held in Yaounde to discuss security in the region. According to a UN report, he urged regional leaders to nurture a culture of peace in their respective countries. Heads of state or their representatives from Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea - members of a UN consultative committee - were present at the meeting. Biya said the end of the cold war had raised hopes of peace and greater solidarity among nations, but in central Africa “not only did old conflicts continue, new ones broke out”.

AFP said participants decided to create a Central African Peace and Security Council aimed at promoting, consolidating and maintaining peace.


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