UN to send 12,000-strong peacekeeping force to Central African Republic
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a decision to deliver a-12,000 strong peacekeeping force towards the Central African Republic.
France led the push for the UN to acknowledge the move-in a bid to stop the violence between Muslims and Christians that has raised fears of genocide in its former colony.
The UN operation will begin in September and it’ll dominate in the African Union’s 5,600-strong pressure. The peacekeepers will be supported by French military. France currently has 2,000 troops working alongside the AU force.
Hundreds have died when Muslim Seleka rebels seized power within the turmoil that was started last March.
The UN election comes each day after police officers claimed at least 30 individuals were killed in fighting within the main area of Dekoa.
Mainly Christian militia members attacked positions held from the mostly Muslim Seleka rebels said authorities.
The United Nations says about 1.3 million people – 1 / 4 of the populace – have been in need of help.