The Central African Republic’s Conflict Is Descending Into a Regional Crisis

U.N. peacekeepers patrol outside Bria, Central African Republic, May 26, 2017 (AP photo by Cassandra Vinograd).
U.N. peacekeepers patrol outside Bria, Central African Republic, May 26, 2017 (AP photo by Cassandra Vinograd).
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Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Subscribers can adjust their newsletter settings to receive Africa Watch by email every week. United Nations peacekeepers helped the Central African Republic’s armed forces beat back a rebel attack on the capital, Bangui, on Wednesday, marking a dramatic escalation in a conflict that erupted ahead of last month’s presidential election and now threatens to spiral into a regional crisis. A Rwandan peacekeeper was killed during the attacks on two army brigades on the outskirts of Bangui, according to U.N. officials, and several […]

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