UN chief urges C.African ceasefire, political transition

United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pictured during a press conference in New York, on September 5, 2014UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged all sides in the Central African Republic’s unrest “to put an immediate end” to fighting and advance the political transition. As African-led peacekeeping forces (MISCA) transferred authority to the United Nations mission (MINUSCA), Ban urged “all Central African stakeholders to sustain their commitment to an inclusive political process to ensure the successful completion of the country’s transition.” Sunday’s “transfer of authority marks the successful completion of MISCA’s mandate and the beginning of MINUSCA’s military and police action in the Central African Republic,” Ban said in the statement.

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