French, African troops try to halt C. African Republic killings

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More

Dec 07, Paris – France’s presidential palace says the African Union has agreed to increase its deployment of troops in violence-wracked Central African Republic to 6,000 troops.

hromedia French, African troops try to halt C. African Republic killings intl. news2Saturday’s statement from President Francois Hollande’s office follows a summit on African security and a follow-up meeting of regional leaders devoted to recent bloodshed in impoverished Central African Republic.

Earlier, Hollande announced that France was raising its own deployment by 400 to 1,600 total troops — leveraging a new U.N. mandate to try to return stability to the country. He had said earlier that about 2,500 African troops are now there.

Press journalist for HRO media – Debi campillos contributed to this report.

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