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Vol 59 No 24

Published 7th December 2018

Central African Republic

Paris clashes with Moscow

The country is fast becoming a locus for confrontation between Russia and France as the UN mission’s mandate expires

Because of Russian disagreement, the mandate of the UN's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic was not renewed in November. Russia had objected to France's draft resolution making the African Union and the UN the only legitimate facilitators of a peace process for the devastated country. It also wanted Minusca to provide logistical support to CAR soldiers who had been trained by Russia. A one-month extension to Minusca's mandate was agreed pending a new meeting of the UN Security Council later this month.

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