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UN Pilots New Peace Approach in CAR

The United Nations is trying a new approach to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (or DDR) of armed groups. The new approach, described as pre-DDR, is being launched in the Central African Republic's northern town of Kaga Bandoro, where former combatants of the mainly Muslim Seleka armed group and the Christian and animist anti-Balaka movement are being paid to do community work. Since November, the U.N. mission in Kaga Bandoro has enrolled 481 ex-combatants in pre-DDR...

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