By: AP | United Nations |
Published:November 16, 2017 12:47 am


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The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday increasing the U.N. peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic by 900 soldiers to a total of 11,650 military personnel.

The resolution comes at a time when the impoverished country, known as CAR, faces growing communal tensions, spreading violence and a deteriorating humanitarian situation.

France’s U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre, who sponsored the resolution, said that with deteriorating security and increasing humanitarian needs, the Security Council “cannot afford to take the risk of allowing CAR to relapse into a crisis as tragic as the one in which it was mired between early 2012 and early 2014.”

The Central African Republic has been wracked by violence between Muslims and Christians since predominantly Muslim Seleka…

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