UN chief visits Central African Republic

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for 900 extra peacekeepers to be deployed to the Central African Republic.

In 2012, the country was plunged into turmoil when Seleka rebels overthrew the president.

In response, a vigilante group called the Anti-Balaka was formed. A cycle of violence then began.

France deployed troops at the end of 2013, and the UN sent a peacekeeping force of 12,000.

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