French Defense Minister Holds Talks in CAR Amid Warnings of Ethnic Cleansing

France’s defense minister says the Central African Republic must not be allowed to split, as warnings continue from human rights groups that massive ethnic cleansing is taking place in the conflict-torn country.

French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian held talks in Bangui with top French military officers and the Central African Republic’s interim President Catherine Samba Panza, who joined him in a visit to the southwestern part of the country.

Le Drian’s visit to the…