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Ban Ki-moon - Message to the people of the Central African Republic (21 February 2014)
21 Feb 2014 -  This is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. I am here to express my solidarity and support for the people of the Central African Republic.
You are not alone.
Many countries are working for peace.
I have appealed to the international community to do much more. More troops and police to protect people. More aid to save lives.
I am also appealing to you, the people of the Central African Republic.
End the bloodshed. Stop the killings. Lay down your weapons.
Those committing violence are only dividing and destroying your beloved country.
Muslims and Christians have built your country together. I know you will do so again.
I stand with you – and I pledge my full support for peace and reconciliation – justice and accountability -- for all the people of the Central African Republic.