The U.N. resolution allows for 3,600 soldiers under the auspices of the African Union and deployment of an additional 1,000 French troops to augment the French force of 400 already in-country. The resolution will be set to a vote on Thursday. Some French troops are already on their way to the violence-ravaged country, making their way through Cameroon while French military supplies were flown directly into Bangui.
France has suggested a mini-summit to be held this Saturday as an opportunity for regional countries to discuss possible solutions to the crisis in the Central African Republic. One senior African official responded to the summit idea with the suggestion that the agenda also includes "what would be the political solution after the military intervention finishes."
The Central African Republic has been rocked by violence since Seleka, a Muslim-backed group, took control of the capital in March and removed Christian President François Bozizé.