UN / CAR UPDATE

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In the Central African Republic, two United Nations peacekeepers lost their lives today. This happened on the Bangassou-Gambo axis, after peacekeepers came under fire, said a UN Spokesperson. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 18 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And a quick update from the Central African Republic, sadly we have to announce that two United Nations peacekeepers lost their lives today. This happened on the Bangassou-Gambo axis after peacekeepers came under fire. We should have more details for you shortly including a statement from the Secretary-General. The mission also reported in a statement that combatants had left the city of Bangassou in Mbomou prefecture on Friday and UN peacekeepers are fully in control in that city. The mission also reports that it escorted a convoy of 30 commercial vehicles from Bangui to the boarder with Cameroon yesterday, that’s the first since the free movement of vehicles was halted on December 19th due to security situation along that route.”

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3.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And finally as you’ve seen in the news, the Constitutional Court in Bangui confirmed President Touadéra’s victory in the presidential elections, that were held on the 27th December. We expect a joint statement from the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States and the European Union on this issue shortly.”

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5.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

STORYLINE:

In the Central African Republic, two United Nations peacekeepers lost their lives today. This happened on the Bangassou-Gambo axis, after peacekeepers came under fire, said a UN Spokesperson.

Speaking to reporters via a video link today (18 Jan), UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN Mission in the country (MINUSCA) reported in a statement that “combatants had left the city of Bangassou in Mbomou prefecture on Friday (15 Jan) and UN peacekeepers are fully in control in that city.”

Dujarric also said, “the mission also reports that it escorted a convoy of 30 commercial vehicles from Bangui to the boarder with Cameroon yesterday, that’s the first since the free movement of vehicles was halted on December 19th due to security situation along that route.”
The Spokesperson also said that the Constitutional Court in Bangui confirmed President Touadéra’s victory in the presidential elections, that were held on the 27th December.”
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