The crisis in the Central African Republic is far from over, despite the resignation of President Michel Djotodia, according to a local Catholic archbishop.
“The shooting has ceased, but the tensions are still there,” said Nestor Desire Nongo-Aziagbia, archbishop of Bossangoa. “Resignation is a first step towards solving the crisis.”
The archbishop added that politicians must now elect someone to “bring the people together”. Nearly one million people have been displaced since the beginning of the conflict in March. More than 100,000 are camped at Bangui’s airport, while others are sleeping in churches and mosques.