The UN Security Council on Friday, November 15 renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Central African Republic.
The Security Council has unanimously renewed the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) for one year. Indeed, it can now have military and police personnel to continue its mission. Last October, four Senegalese peacekeepers from Minusca were killed in a plane crash
This renewal comes a few months after the signing of the Khartoum agreement between the armed groups and the government of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra. It will also enable the country to begin preparations for the presidential, legislative and local elections scheduled for 2020 and 2021. Embroiled in the civil war since 2013 following the fall of former President François Bozizé, the Central African Republic signed in February 2019, the thirteenth peace agreement with fourteen Central African armed groups. The latter is supposed to endorse the peace processes started since 2012.