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EU Launches Peacekeeping Force for Central African Republic

The European Union formally launched a peacekeeping force for Central African Republic on Tuesday, overcoming delays due to shortages of soldiers and equipment thanks to last-minute offers of help from EU governments. French and African Union peacekeepers have so far failed to stop the conflict that erupted after the mostly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power a year ago in the majority Christian state. Operating out of the capital Bangui, the force of up to 1,000 soldiers will bolster...

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