UN sanctions EU troops from Central Africa

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Reuters
U.N. authorizes European troops for Central African Republic
BY MICHELLE NICHOLS
UNITED NATIONS Tue Jan 28, 2014

(Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council approved on Tuesday the deployment of European troops to Central African Republic, where African peacekeepers and French troops are struggling to halt worsening violence between Christians and Muslims.

Almost one million people, or a quarter of the population, have been displaced by fighting since the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group seized power in March last year in the majority Christian country. At least 2,000 people are estimated to have been killed.

The United Nations has warned that the conflict in the landlocked former French colony is at risk of spiraling into genocide. France sent 1,600 troops to Central African Republic last month to assist some 5,000 African Union peacekeepers, while the European Union agreed last week to send around 500 troops.

French U.N. Ambassador Gerard Araud…

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