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African Union authorises bigger force for C. African Republic

Source: Reuters - Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:37 PM
Author: Reuters
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ADDIS ABABA, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The African Union has authorised increasing an African force being deployed to the Central African Republic to 6,000 troops from 2,500, a senior AU official told Reuters on Friday.

"The decision by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) is to authorise us to increase the force. We can go up to 6,000, depending on the needs," El Ghassim Wane, Director of the African Union's Peace and Security Department, said.

"Within three months the PSC will meet again to review the strength based on the evolution of the situation and our assessment of the situation on what needs to be done," he said. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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