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Central African Republic asks U.N. to tweak arms embargo to aid troops

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Central African Republic interim President Catherine Samba Panza asked the United Nations on Saturday to consider tweaking an arms embargo on the landlocked state so its security forces could be properly equipped to work alongside U.N. peacekeepers.

An “anti-balaka” Christian militia took up arms last year in response to months of looting and killing by mostly Muslim Seleka rebels after they toppled President Francois Bozize and seized power in March 2013.

Sep 27, 2014

C.African Republic asks U.N. to tweak arms embargo to aid troops

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Central African Republic
interim President Catherine Samba Panza asked the United Nations
on Saturday to consider tweaking an arms embargo on the
landlocked state so its security forces could be properly
equipped to work alongside U.N. peacekeepers.

An “anti-balaka” Christian militia took up arms last year in
response to months of looting and killing by mostly Muslim
Seleka rebels after they toppled President Francois Bozize and
seized power in March 2013.

Sep 27, 2014

South Sudan’s Kiir concerned by U.N. civilian protection focus

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir raised concerns on Saturday about U.N. peacekeepers focusing on protecting civilians amid renewed violence – as instructed by the U.N. Security Council – instead of state-building in the world’s newest nation.

Fighting erupted in South Sudan in December after months of tension sparked by Kiir’s decision to fire rival and former Vice President Riek Machar. Deep ethnic divisions have also fueled the violence, pitting Kiir’s Dinka people against Machar’s Nuer.

Sep 27, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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