The announcement comes amid fears the soldiers trained by EU training Mision in the Central African Republic could be recruited by Russian mercenary group Wagner.
The new coronavirus variant has a high number of mutations that appear to make it more transmissible and help it evade immune responses.
According to a recent UNICEF report, more than 21,000 children have been recruited over the last five years by the armed forces or groups in the two regions.
UN experts asserted that the Wagner Group, which works closely with police and the CAR army, has been committing systemic human rights and international humanitarian law violations.
Is the war torn country of the Central African Republic about to see a ceasefire between warring factions?
The role of Russian mercenaries in the Central African Republic has once again come under the spotlight as allegations of war crimes emerge in a classified UN report obtained by an American media outlet.
A herder who led his livestock into a field was killed after the dispute with a farmer turned violent in the CAR. Chadian herders went on the rampage in reprisal, killing 14 people including women and children, torching 66 homes and granaries.
The Security Council holds an open meeting on the broader central Africa region where the United States and Russia traded accusations over actions in the Central African Republic.
The parliamentary election included run-off votes in 49 electoral districts and first round voting in 69 districts where violence stopped the vote from taking place in December.
Trial of ex-sports minister Ngaissona and militia chief Yekatom is taking place against a backdrop of unrest in Central African Republic where rebels are waging an offensive against President Faustin Archange Touadera’s government.
A UN spokesman said the key cause of the deteriorating situation is the very high level of insecurity along the road link to Cameroon where over 1,600 trucks, with 500 carrying humanitarian supplies, remain blocked at the border since mid-December.
Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 3,000 more peacekeepers needed to raise the ceiling to 14,650 in order to combat new threats.
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