U.N. council approves U.N. peacekeepers for C.African Republic

by Reuters
Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:15 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, April 10 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved on Thursday the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to stop violence between Christians and Muslims that has threatened to spiral into genocide.

The 15-member council authorized a U.N. force, to be known as MINUSCA, of up to 10,000 troops, 1,800 police and 20 corrections officers. It also authorizes French troops in the landlocked former French colony to support U.N. peacekeepers. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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