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C. Africa president to ask UN for peacekeeping operation


Paris (AFP) - The president of the Central African Republic said Tuesday she would ask the UN for a "peacekeeping operation", saying the French and African Union troops already deployed to the crisis-hit country were insufficient.

"Abuses are continuing despite the presence of operation Sangaris and MISCA elements," Catherine Samba Panza said on French radio, referring to the French and African operations.

Central African Republic police patrol in downtown Bangui on October 11, 2014.  By  (AFP/File)

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