Tristan McConnellDecember 5, 2013 15:06
NAIROBI — For more than 100 residents of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, a UN resolution allowing peacekeepers to use force to protect civilians came tragically late on Thursday. Scores of people were killed and many more injured in heavy gun battles that broke out just hours before a scheduled vote at the Security Council. Anti-government militias, their ranks allegedly stacked with child soldiers, launched pre-dawn attacks in different parts of the capital. Sporadic gunfire was heard throughout much of the day.