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UN Proposes 12,000 Peacekeepers for C.A.R.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proposed creating a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where sectarian violence is spinning out of control.In a report Monday to the U.N. Security Council, Mr. Ban said the proposed mission would focus on protecting civilians, restoring governmental authority, disarming fighters and ensuring access for humanitarian aid.He told reporters in Geneva that the plan addresses "urgent priorities and needs" in a...

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