Medical workers in the Central African Republic have demanded their government to better protect the country against the Lords Resistance Army rebels.
Medical workers in the Central African Republic have demanded their government to better protect the country against the Lords Resistance Army rebels who recently killed a doctor and his driver.
Central African military officials said the two were killed in an ambush this week by the Lord's Resistance Army, while carrying polio vaccines in the southeast of the country.
On Friday, the doctors decided to protest against the brutal and atrocious death of their colleague.
Abdoulaye Sepou, who heads a council of doctors, pharmacists and dentists, told news agencies that It is time for the highest authorities in the country to guarantee the protection of doctors who have the responsibility to care for the population.
Sepou called on his government to use the existing agreements with neighbouring countries to get the extra help needed to defeat the LRA rebels.
The LRA are reportedly wandering in small groups around central Africa while looting and kidnapping young civilians.
In December 2008, Uganda, south Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic launched a joint military effort to crush the remnants of the LRA.
# # #
central africa republic