US Readying $40 Million for CAR Peacekeepers

The United States is preparing to send $40 million in aid to help stabilize the Central African Republic.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the assistance in a statement late on Wednesday, highlighting what he called “deplorable levels of violence and lawlessness” as well as increasing sectarianism and the abuse of civilians.

Much of the Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the rebel coalition Seleka overthrew president Francois Bozize in…