New York — The Central African Republic’s president, Faustin-Archange Touadera, told the UN on Monday that he wants to "accelerate" the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of members of armed groups. "I have instructed my government to work toward reducing the harm and threat of armed groups in the Central African Republic, by accelerating the implementation of the disarmament, reintegration and repatriation program," he said at a meeting concerning the peace process in his country. Such an operation would require "necessary reforms of the security sector for the reconstitution of national defence forces and interior security forces," Touadera said. His comments come as the Popular Front for the Rebirth of Central Africa (FPRC), one of the country’s main armed groups, threatened to march on Bangui. The group said it wanted to act following a UN peacekeeper operation against militia in the volatile PK5 Muslim enclave of the capital. Touadera urged "dialogue" as the preferre...

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