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date: 29 February 2020

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This chapter focuses on the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA), a peacekeeping operation formed by the UN Security Council in April 1998 in response to a crisis that began when local soldiers staged three successive mutinies in 1996 against Ange-Felix Patassé, the Central African Republic’s (CAR) first democratically elected president. After providing an overview of the conflict in the CAR, the chapter goes on to describe the international political conditions of MINURCA’s creation, paying particular attention to the role played by France. It then outlines MINURCA’s mandate and operations as well as its role in stabilizing the CAR.

Keywords: peacekeeping, UN Security Council, mutiny, Ange-Felix Patassé, Central African Republic, France

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