Topics

Francois Bozize
Scores dead in Central African Republic; U.N. sending more troops
Scores dead in Central African Republic; U.N. sending more troops

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With dozens reported dead Thursday in clashes in the capital of the Central African Republic, the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of more French and African peacekeepers to contain the spiraling violence. The unanimous French-sponsored Security Council resolution authorized additional peacekeepers mandated to use force to protect civilians. African forces in the Central African Republic are expected to increase from around 2,500 at present to 3,600 by year's end; the French force is expected to expand from 600 to about 1,200. The crisis in the Central African Republic has worsened sharply in recent months, with sectarian attacks...

Loading