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‘Thousands’ more troops needed to restore order

30 January 2014 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch | Comments: 0

Central African Republic

An archbishop and a leading imam from Central African Republic (CAR) this week urged politicians in Europe to press for several thousand UN peacekeepers to be dispatched urgently to the country, to contain the continuing high levels of violence. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of the diocese covering the capital, Bangui, and Omar Kabine Layama, president of the CAR Islamic Community, said they were appealing for administrative help as well as military assistance to re-establish the rule of law. The country descended into chaos following a coup by Séléka rebels last March that ousted long-time President François Bozize, and order has not been restored despite the 20 January election of Catherine Samba-Panza as interim President.The imam, a monitor of peace and ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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