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EU force to create ‘safe haven’ in Central African Republic | Reuters

The small military force the European Union plans to send to violence-torn Central African Republic will focus on swiftly creating a safe haven in part of the capital Bangui, its French commander said on Thursday.

The 500-strong force will have just six months from when it becomes fully operational to help improve security and so “must attain visible results very quickly,” Major-General Philippe Ponties told a news conference.

“The aim is to establish in our area of operations a kind of safe haven (in a limited area of Bangui) where people could feel secure,” he said.

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