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an increase in the number of Minusca

This is an extraordinary increase in the maximum strength of the UN peacekeeping force in the Republic of Central Africa. The Security Council agreed to increase Minusca by 2,750 troops and 940 police officers. It was a request from the UN Secretary-General and the leader of Minusca after a hardening of attacks since the end of 2020.…

tensions rise a few days before the election, UN in “high alert”

The security situation deteriorated sharply on Friday 18 December in the Central African Republic, nine days before the presidential and legislative elections. Several cities in the western part of the country have been attacked by members of various armed groups, according to the UN. La Minusca has deployed significant reinforcements there, saying it is on "high alert" in other regions, including the…

the challenge of transporting election materials to remote areas

In the Central African Republic, it is the last straight line before the grouped elections - presidential elections and legislation - to be held on 27 December. The election material, which represents several tonnes, is distributed to the most remote areas in the country. A real logistical challenge. It is Minusca that transports the material to the prefectures, just like in Bangassou, where the…

trauma in Bangassou reappears with the election campaign

In 2017, Bangassou was subjected to extreme violence that killed at least 140 more than 40,000 displaced people. For these elections, Bangassou is calm, but the vote is approaching some fears. as reported from Bangassou, Charlotte cossetMinusca patrols more regularly. Support for the electoral process is part of its mandate.…

France and Minusca protest against accusations

The Central African Republic is six weeks away from the presidential election. On the spot, everyone is busy organizing the vote and meeting the deadlines. But again, the attacks are increasing in the media and on social networks, which is beyond some players. as reported from Bangui,Charlotte cossetLast week, the French…

Minusca wants to reassure the security aspect of the election process

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic is awaiting the renewal of its mandate in mid-November, which since last year has included support for the electoral process. The electoral division of the mission has grown from 3 to 71 people. Since the start of the process, more than 100 special flights have been carried out, 120 tonnes of election material have been transported, 5,723 counters have been…

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