22nd Oct 2016


French general to lead EU force in Africa

French Major General Philippe Ponties is set to command the European Union military force in the Central African Republic, reports AFP. Approved on Tuesday by the UN Security Council, the six-month military campaign is tasked to help stabilise the country following conflicts that have displaced some 1 million people.

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