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CEMAC members pledge to help CAR

Central African Republic

Member states of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community have vowed to aid and restore lasting peace in the Central African Republic.

During a summit recently held in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea pledged about 6 million Euros to help finance disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration programme in the CAR.

Last month, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of its peacekeeping operations in the country until November.

The council decided to keep an authorized troop ceiling of 10,750 military personnel intact to provide time for the mission to assess the post-transition process in the country.

The 15 member body also called on the authorities to implement a genuine and inclusive reconciliation.

CAR plunged into deep violence when rebels ousted former president Francois Bozize in 2013.

Violence between Muslim rebels and a Christian militia group has led to the deaths of thousands and displacement of nearly one million people.

For several months, violence has since subsided and hopes for stability has arose with the inauguration of a new President in April.

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