An increasingly assertive African Union wanted to deploy forces in the Central African Republic, rather than use U.N. troops. Wealthy nations are funding a poorly-equipped regional peacekeeping force instead of authorizing more costly U.N. troops. It reflects new political realities in Africa, Europe and the U.S.
The U.S. is finally getting in the game in the CAR, providing much needed logistical support for the peacekeepers deployed to restore order. The post U.S. Chips In $60M In Military Aid For Central African Republic Peacekeepers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
French President François Hollande is in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui where is is meeting with French troops and paying his respects to the two soldiers killed on Monday; the first French casualties since troops were deployed to the country in a UN-backed operation on Friday.
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French forces attempt to restore order to the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, a day after the heaviest fighting there this year.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Gunmen fatally shot two French soldiers in Central African Republic's volatile capital, officials said Tuesday, underscoring the enormous challenges of a new French military intervention in its former colony that includes disarming thousands of rebels accused of attacking civilians.
The death toll from last week’s bloodshed in Central African Republic has topped 500, aid groups said on Tuesday as France’s expeditionary forces spread out on a mission to restore law and order in its former colony. In the capital Bangui, Red Cross worker Antoine Mbao Bogo said his counterparts had collected 461 bodies since Dec. Show More Summary
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Aid officials in Central African Republic say more than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Two French soldiers have been killed in combat in Central African Republic's capital, President Francois Hollande's office announced Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of a new French military intervention in the nearly lawless former colony.
A mob of young men tore down the walls of a mosque and set fire to cars outside as violence escalates in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui. Video by Associated Press France suffered its first casualties Monday night after launching an military intervention last week that deployed 1,600 soldiers to disarm fighters in the Central African Republic.
France has confirmed that two of its soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, where French forces are taking part in a military intervention approved by the United Nations in response to disorder and violence in the country. Show More Summary
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More than 400 have died in recent fighting between armed groups of Christians and Muslims, even as international forces race to stop them. The post Obama Urges Calm In Central African Republic As Violence Continues appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It is women to whom the task of collecting the bodies has fallen. Only they can venture out.
As sectarian fighting rages on in the Central African Republic, France has seen its first casualties since announcing it would deploy more soldiers to the country, says the office of French president Francois Hollande. Two soldiers were killed late yesterday in Bangui, the AP reports. The paratroopers were involved in...
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Two French soldiers have been killed in the Central African Republic, French President Francois Hollande confirmed on Tuesday. They are the first French deaths since the country deployed 1,600 troops there following a United Nations Security Council Resolution last week, BBC reports. Show More Summary