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Vol 63 No 6

Published 17th March 2022

Central African Republic

UN clashes with Wagner worsen

Moscow's surrogates are undermining the international peacekeepers but diplomats hope a new UN mission chief can stabilise the operation

The Russian-inspired detention of four French soldiers in February at Bangui airport, and the imminent departure of Mankeur Ndiaye, the Senegalese head of the UN's mission to Central African Republic, the Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (Minusca) is prompting stock-taking about the UN's future here. Its position is complicated by the growing role of the Wagner Group whose chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is known to be close to Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

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