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Gabon announces its retreat from the mission of the UN in CAR

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BANGUI – Gabon has announced, on Thursday 8 March, his intention to withdraw his 450 soldiers from the mission of the United Nations in Central African Republic, Minusca, according to what brought by a relationship of the Council of ministers. Gabon, that has 444 soldiers unfolded in the Minusca, has participated in the strengths U.N. in CAR since 2014.

The soldiers of Gabon in CAR has been quoted in cases of accusations of sexual abuses. At the end of 2016, the gabonese government has announced the opening of investigations after the identification from the United Nations of fifteen soldiers suspected to have committed sexual violences in 2014 and in the 2015.
On Monday, the president of central Africa, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, has come to Libreville to discuss of the “bilateral cooperation” among the two countries.

“The United Nations respect the choice of the government of the Gabon; we have held some discussions on the withdrawal within a reasonable term” answered to AFP Herve Verhoosel manager of the communication of the mission of the United Nations in Bangui. Verhoosel has remembered that the appointment of States members in an operation of maintenance of the peace it is “a voluntary exercise” and that the contribution of the Gabon has been “very appreciated.”

NATO will not reduce its presence in Kosovo for now

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KFOR commander General Salvatore Cuoci said that NATO does not intend to reduce the presence of its peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. On Sunday he also said that “the overall situation in Kosovo is stable and peaceful despite the recent events in the north”, a reference to the recent murder of Oliver Ivanovic. Concerning the transformation of the Kosovo Security Force into an army, Cuoci said that this should be implemented “through constitutional changes”.

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