How critical is the current situation in Central African Republic?
It's critical because it begins to make people see that on the African continent because of what's happening in Nigeria there is a schism between Muslims and Christians who have existed together in many African countries for years with no problem. This is one of the main issues. The second issue is that the French have sent in over thousand soldiers now. And this morning's news is saying that they have brought some level of civility or peace in the people or back on the streets. And what it signals is that the African Union cannot take care of internal African affairs, and so they have to go after the former colonial masters who owed these countries under colonialism, and seek their help in order to bring peace. Now, most people would just say that they have the UN mandate and the African Union approved of it, but it shows the inability of the 54 African nations to resolve internal problems within the African continent. It would be like the Soviet Union and all of the breakaway countries that separated from the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan and all of them, that if they had an internal problem, they would have to send for the Japanese to come in or they would have to send for Americans to come in and deal with it in that region with those who are able to handle it. And this is a very sensitive situation because of what's just happened in Mali. - The Voice of Russia