After months of bloodshed, Central African Republic's crisis is finally drawing international attention. A new leader has been elected and the EU has approved the deployment of peacekeepers.
After months of bloodshed, the Central African Republic's crisis is now attracting international attention. France has deployed 1,600 troops who are helping a UN-backed force of some 4,600 African Union peacekeepers already on the ground. On Monday (20.01.2014), the Central African Republic announced the appointment of a new interim president and the European Union gave the green light for the eventual deployment of European peacekeepers to the troubled country. Fighting between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian anti-balaka militia has killed more than 1,000 people and dispersed more than half a million. This is a collection of DW's online reports on the crisis.