CAR / FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS

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04-Oct-2019 00:02:36
A ceremony in tribute for the three Senegalese MINUSCA peacekeepers who died in a helicopter accident on September 27 in Bouar, in the west of the Central African Republic, took place in Bangui. MINUSCA

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STORY: CAR / FALLEN PEACEKEEPERS
TRT: 02:36
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 4 OCTOBER, BANGUI, CAR

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1. Wide shot, Senegalese blue helmets carrying the coffins of their three comrades
2. Wide shot, military band
3. Wide shot, Senegalese blue helmets carrying the coffins of their three comrades
4. Wide shot, personalities present at the funeral ceremony
5. Wide shot, Senegalese peacekeepers greet the shrouds of their fallen comrades
6. Wide shot, Public saluting
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, United Nations (UN):
"It is with great emotion that we take part in this ceremony, in tribute of the memory of our three comrades, our three Senegalese peacekeepers, who died on September 27, 2019, in Bouar, during an accident on their helicopter during a security operation in the western part of the Central African Republic. Our thoughts are also with the Captain-in-Command, wounded, evacuated to Entebbe, and we pray fervently for his speedy recovery ».
5. Wide shot, Senegalese Blue helmets
6. Wide shot, coffins of the three Senegalese blue helmets
7. Various shots, photos of the three Senegalese blue helmets
8. Various shots, audience from the back
9. Wide shot, Senegalese blue helmets
10. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, United Nations (UN):
"I would like to take this opportunity, when we are all deeply moved, to call on everybody, and in particular the armed groups, to silence their arms and respect their engagements made in the peace agreement. To all those who still bet on violence, I say at this solemn moment that this violence will destroy them, as it has destroyed so many lives, and that the only way is the way of peace"
11. Wide shots, public
12. Wide shot, Jean-Pierre Lacroix lays flowers on the coffin of a Senegalese pilot.

STORYLINE:

A ceremony in tribute for the three Senegalese MINUSCA peacekeepers who died in a helicopter accident on September 27 in Bouar, in the west of the Central African Republic, took place today (4 Oct) in Bangui.

Among others, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix; the Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union, Smail Chergui; and the Director General-Africa of the European External Action Service of the European Union, Koen Vervaeke, were present at the ceremony.

Lacroix said, “it is with great emotion that we take part in this ceremony, in tribute of the memory of our three comrades, our three Senegalese peacekeepers, who died on September 27, 2019, in Bouar, during an accident on their helicopter during a security operation in the western part of the Central African Republic. Our thoughts are also with the Captain-in-Command, wounded, evacuated to Entebbe, and we pray fervently for his speedy recovery.”

Lacroix called on the belligerents to respect the peace agreement signed last February in Bangui between the government and 14 armed groups.

Lacroix underlined, “I would like to take this opportunity, when we are all deeply moved, to call on everybody, and in particular the armed groups, to silence their arms and respect their engagements made in the peace agreement. To all those who still bet on violence, I say at this solemn moment that this violence will destroy them, as it has destroyed so many lives, and that the only way is the way of peace."

The three Senegalese pilots lie under the blue and serene banner of the United Nations and under the one of Senegal, a country that deploys thousands of peacekeepers in Africa and around the world.
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