In Summary
  • The decision comes two months after four UN personnel died when a Russian-made helicopter crashed during an operation against the 3R militia.
  • The mission -- known by the acronym MINUSCA -- authoriSes the presence of 11,650 troops and 2,080 police in CAR in order to protect civilians and foster stability.

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The United Nations Security Council extended the UN's peacekeeping mission in the violence-plagued Central African Republic for another year on Friday.

The decision comes two months after four UN personnel died when a Russian-made helicopter crashed during an operation against the 3R militia, one of several armed groups in the country.

The mission -- known by the acronym MINUSCA -- authorises the presence of 11,650 troops and 2,080 police in CAR in order to protect civilians and foster stability.

It is also authorised to help facilitate presidential, legislative and local elections scheduled for 2020 and 2021.

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