Central African Republic PM tenders his resignation and that of the government

Central African Republic’s Prime Minister Firmin Ngrébada has on Thursday announced his resignation and that of the government.

The PM took to Twitter and stated, “I have just handed over to His Excellency the President of the Republic His Excellency Pr Faustin Archange Touadera my resignation and that of the government.”

Firmin did not disclose any further information.

On June 8, The Associated Press reported that the Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect reported on May 31 that “armed groups continue to control the majority of territory in CAR and profit from illegal taxation and arms trafficking, and the cross-border flow of foreign fighters, arms and natural resources are fueling the crisis.”

“A climate of impunity has enabled ongoing violence and allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses by armed groups as well as state security forces and their allies,” said the report by the center.

The ongoing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the country have since been condemned by the U.N. Security Council, who warned that attacks on United Nations peacekeepers there may constitute war crimes.