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AU Plans Troop Increase to Central African Republic

The African Union (AU) plans to increase from 3,500 to 5,000 African-led troops to help end the escalating sectarian violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), says Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairman of the AU. At a recent meeting, the United Nations Security Council proposed an African-led force of 3,500 to help contain or end the wave of violence in the CAR. But, after expressing concern about the conflict, African heads of state agreed at a summit in France to increase the troop...

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