UN Security Council Approves 1,000 More Peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that authorizes more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. The resolution follows up on a request by the U.N. secretary-general in January for another 1,030 peacekeepers to help bring unprecedented violence between Christians and Muslims under control outside the capital, Bangui. The originally authorized U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic has not yet fully deployed and remains at about 80 percent of its planned strength. Francois Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nation and President of the Security Council said the Council commended the CAR for its efforts in dealing with Boko Haram.