Central African Republic

News in Brief 4 January 2017 (AM)

US$310 aid appeal for Cameroon

An appeal for US$310 million has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in northern and eastern Cameroon, the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, has reported.

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Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

The killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN mission there.

The blue helmets, who were part of a battalion from Morocco, were escorting fuel trucks, when they were ambushed by unknown assailants.

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Two UN peacekeepers killed, two injured in ambush in Central African Republic

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned a deadly ambush on a convoy in the south-eastern part of the country which killed two blue helmets from Morocco and wounded two others.