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African Union Approves Increase in CAR Force

The African Union has authorized increasing an African force being deployed to Central African Republic to 6,000 troops from 2,500, a senior AU official told Reuters on Friday.   The United States began airlifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic this week as part of efforts to help African and French forces prevent a descent into civil war.   The Burundians are due to join an African peacekeeping force that has struggled to contain violence in the country that has...

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