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On CAR, Bangura on Fighters' Wives, Vogt on Glass 1/4 Full, EU in the Wings

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, January 11 -- When the UN Security Council belatedly met about the Central African Republic on Friday, there were two UN briefers, not one.

  By video, envoy Margaret Vogt went out of her way to find silver linings in the chaos, saying it brought about dialogue and that the northwest of the country was not impacted by the Seleka rebellion.

  In person, sexual violence in conflict envoy Zainab Hawa Bangura recounted how a planned remobilization of child soldiers from the CPJP rebels went bad, with the children moved at the last minute and the rebels insisting that girl child soldiers were wives of the combatants.

  What happened to these suddenly moved children? Bangura said that a member of the child protection team was assaulted. How will the UN follow up?

  Meanwhile, the CAR Peacebuilding configuration still does not have a chair. As Inner City Press reported, the European Union wants it.

  French Ambassador Gerard Araud told Inner City Press, on camera, that the EU is not a candidate, but that keeps being disputed by other EU members.

The political problem at the UN is that the EU is not a state, and some in the EU think that only states should chair peacebuilding configurations. The EU points out that it is the largest donor. Has there been a reduction in EU aid? Watch this site.

Footnote: Outside the Security Council, it was remarked and agreed, by Permanent Representatives from three continents, that it is France's former colonies that are falling apart: yesterday Mali, today the CAR, tomorrow who knows. We ask again: should they "have the pen"? We'll see.

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