The UN Security Council renewed the mandate of the UN mission in the Central African Republic on Friday 15th November.
The Security Council unanimously renewed the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) for one year by all 15 members. Indeed, it can now have military and police personnel to continue its mission. Last October, four Senegalese Minusca peacekeepers 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. Involved 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 expected to endorse the peace processes initiated since 2012