French MPs approve extending military mission in CAR

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French parliament votes in favour of lengthening peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, as inter-religious violence worsens.

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It was meant to be a short, sharp military intervention to bring stability back to a warring African nation. But on Tuesday French politicians voted to extend the country’s military presence in the Central African Republic (CAR), with the situation in France's former colony showing little sign of improvement, reports FRANCE 24.