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Gunmen ambush foreign peacekeepers in C. African town

Gunmen ambushed peacekeeping troops in the crisis-torn Central African Republic, injuring two, residents and a spokesman for the French army force in the country said Friday. A hospital employee said that French troops and Congolese soldiers from African Union peacekeeping force MISCA were "ambushed" outside the hospital in the central mining town of Bria while making their way back to their airport base on Thursday night. Gunfire broke out for around half an hour outside the hospital in the town centre, according to the employee, who asked not to be named.

U.N. Security Council OKs peacekeepers for Central African Republic

By Michelle Nichols, Crispin and Dembassa-Kette UNITED NATIONS/BANGUI (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council authorized on Thursday the creation of a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic in a bid to end violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. But the UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over only on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. But the UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over only on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place as humanitarian needs in CAR escalate.

U.N. council approves U.N. peacekeepers for Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved on Thursday the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to stop violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide. The 15-member council authorized a U.N. force, to be known as MINUSCA, of up to 10,000 troops, 1,800 police and 20 corrections officers. It also authorizes French troops in the landlocked former French colony to support U.N. peacekeepers.

UN approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to Central African Republic, where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered fears of genocide. The resolution, submitted by France, will deploy up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police to the former French colony, where sectarian violence has killed thousands in the last year. The UN peacekeeping mission is scheduled to take over on September 15 from 2,000 French and 6,000 African Union soldiers already in place.

Two French soldiers wounded in Central African Republic before U.N. vote

BANGUI (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were wounded in the Central African Republic capital, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, a day before the United Nations Security Council was due to vote on a new peacekeeping force. Killings have continued between the majority Christian population and increasingly isolated Muslim communities in the landlocked former French colony despite the presence of 2,000 French peacekeepers as well as 6,000 African Union forces.

Security Council 'to give green light' to C.Africa mission

The Security Council of the UN is expected to adopt a resolution Thursday authorizing the deployment to Central African Republic in September of about 12,000 peacekeepers, diplomats say. The resolution will be submitted by France and will see a force initially comprising up to 10,000 military personnel and 1,800 police deploy to a country where thousands have been killed since sectarian violence broke out a year ago, triggering fears of genocide.
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