France Sending Additional Troops to C.A.R.

France says it will send an additional 400 troops to help fight escalating violence in the Central African Republic.

 

A statement from the office of President Francois Hollande also calls on the European Union to speed up deployment of a promised 500 troops to the troubled country.

 

Human rights groups have warned of “ethnic cleansing” in the C.A.R., amid reports that militias known as anti-Balaka are killing Muslims and chasing them from their homes…