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Vol 54 No 21

Published 18th October 2013

Central African Republic

France wades in again

Deep differences between the supporters of UN and European intervention in Bangui mean conditions will continue to worsen

What the world is going to do about the Central African Republic’s slide into violent anarchy is not much clearer after the unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution on 10 October. Resolution 2121 gives the UNSC 30 days to decide whether to set up a new UN peacekeeping operation with extensive African involvement or set up a trust fund to support an African Union mission. The resolution followed nearly a month of French lobbying.

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