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Central African Republic: UN votes to send peacekeepers

The UN Security Council has voted to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR).

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned of "ethno-religious cleansing" in CAR, with lynchings, decapitations and sexual violence going unpunished.

The UN resolution also authorises some 2,000 French troops to work alongside the UN peacekeepers.

Paul Adams reports.

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • From the section Africa