French imperialists to increase troop presence in Central Africa
France to increase troop presence in Central Africa to help prevent chaos
France will increase the number of its troops in the Central African Republic by the end of 2013 as part of a forthcoming UN resolution to help prevent the country from descending into chaos, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday, reports Reuters. Fabius and the EU’s aid chief, Kristalina Georgieva, arrived in the CAR, France’s former colony, to push for more global action. “The situation in one word: desperate,” Georgieva said, adding that “the entire population is impacted by the conflict,” cited AFP. One of the poorest countries on the planet, the CAR has been in deep crisis after rebels ousted President Francoise Bozize in March. Since the beginning of the conflict, over 400,000 people have been driven from their homes by acts of violence such as murder and rape. “We need to do humanitarian (work) but also restoring the state, because if the state is gone, warlords are going to take over,” said Georgieva. France currently has around 500 troops in the country.