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Three U.N. Peacekeepers Killed Ahead of Elections in CAR as Women Demand Peace

HeadlineDec 28, 2020

In the Central African Republic, three United Nations peacekeepers were killed in two separate attacks Sunday, just as presidential and parliamentary elections got underway. The attacks came hours after a coalition of Nigerien rebels called off a ceasefire with the government, demanding a halt to voting. In the capital Bangui, hundreds of women marched ahead of Sunday’s election, calling for an end to political violence in the Central African Republic.

Linda Adeline Fekere: “Women are tired of war. We don’t want war anymore. So this march is to support the U.N.’s peacekeeping force so it can fulfill its mandate, which is to protect the population, because we no longer want war. We are tired.”

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