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Central African Republic

CAR peacekeeper killed

Christian militiamen killed a Mauritanian UN peacekeeper in an attack on a camp for displaced people in a Central African Republic diamond-mining town the United Nations mission said.

ISS: The world’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission?

Batangafo is a small, nondescript town of about 20 000 people in north-west Central African Republic (CAR). It’s only a few hundred kilometres away from the capital Bangui, but the perilous roads and the danger posed by the armed groups that patrol them mean the town is almost entirely cut off from the rest of the country.

UN wants Brazilian peacekeepers for CAR

The United Nations wants Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UN head of peacekeeping operations, said in an interview.

Egyptian peacekeeper killed in CAR

Suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic the United Nations said in a statement.

Seven killed in CAR reprisal attack

Seven people were killed and around 20 others injured in a grenade attack on a peace concert in reprisal violence in Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, government officials and city residents said.
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