EU foreign ministers approve military mission to Central African Republic [Ayo Johnson @ PressTV]
- uploaded: Feb 11, 2014
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The European Union foreign ministers have formally approved an E-U military mission to the Central African Republic.
The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton says some 5-hundred troops will be deployed to the troubled country. They are to join 4-thousand French and African Union forces already stationed there. Ashton also said the move is aimed at protecting the civilian population from any further violence, and ensuring that humanitarian aid can be provided to the African country. The Central African Republic has been gripped by turmoil since Christian militias attacked the mostly Muslim Seleka group, which toppled the previous government last March. Now Human Rights Watch is also warning that the violence there, could force the Muslim population to flee their homes.
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