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UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

UN peace mission within the Central African Republic has sought more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence in the nation since last month. 

“We want a rise in our capability with a view to reply to this new threat which is destabilizing the nation even further,” Mankeur Ndiaye, head of the UN peacekeeping mission within the country (MINUSCA), advised the UN Security Council at a virtual meeting late Thursday.

“If our requests will not be heard, the response of the mission, and most significantly that of the forces, goes to be to do no matter it may well. However troops are at present deployed over extraordinarily giant areas and consequently, the pressure solely has restricted response potential, and we can’t cowl the complete territory due to the scale of the nation,” Ndiaye added.

He famous assaults and ambushes have continued, together with towards UN peacekeepers, seven of whom have been killed in recent weeks.

A lot of the assaults within the country are blamed on the so-called Coalition of Patriots for Change armed group, backed by former President Francois Bozize.

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The scenario has been tense within the landlocked Central African nation after Bozize’s candidacy for the Dec. 27, 2020 elections was turned down.

The retired general seized power in a 2003 coup however was overthrown in a 2013 revolt. A number of militia teams, some near Bozize, have since attacked civilians, armed forces, and UN peacekeeping forces.

Faustin-Archange Touadera, who received a second time period as president in last month’s polls, has reiterated his dedication to peace.

The UN Refugee Company (UNHCR) final week referred to as for an immediate end to all armed violence within the Central African Republic, saying that some 60,000 people have been forced to flee the country since December.​​​​​​​

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