Operation Sangaris 2013: French intervention in Central Africa


The acts of violence have swept the whole Central African Republic (CAR) since March last year. When the Muslim fighters of Seleka rebel groups had deposed a Christian president Francois Bozize, the fighting between Christian militias and Muslim population broke out. The provisional government of the Muslim Michel Djotodia allegedly intentionally massacred civilians, including women, children and old people. In December 2013, under the resolution by the Security Council, UN, the French troops of 1600 men were sent to help to African Union soldiers to keep growing chaos at bay. But up to now, the violence has not been stopped. Nearly a million of people have been internally displaced in the country. A total of 935 thousand of Central Africans are currently sheltering in scrublands or living with their relatives. More than half of the city's population fled Bangui, some 60 per cent of those displaced are children, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Asoc. Prof.  Jan Eichler, Ph.D., born. 1952, the Military Academy, MoD, 1979-82 Czechoslovak Embassy in Paris. In the 80thhe dealt with the analysis of the military policy of the Armed Forces of France. 1991-1994 - Institute for Strategic Studies. He is currently working at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, where he deals with the issue of security. He has authored numerous publications: International Security Relations (2004), Terrorism and War in the early 21st Century (Karolinum, 2007), International Security in the Age of Globalization (Portal, 2009), Security and Strategic Culture USA, the EU and the Czech Republic (Karolinum, 2011) and others. He appears regularly on radio and television and published in German, French and British journals.


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