PEP Alert: France recommends eight for UN sanctions list

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Not Asia focused for once, but in keeping with the law of identity (A is A) and more poetically by Gertrude Stein (A rose is a rose is a rose) a PEP is a PEP is a PEP, it is probably worth a glance at the eight Central African politically exposed persons (PEPs) that the  French government has recommended be the subject of UN sanctions.

CREDIT: REUTERS/LUC GNAGO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUC GNAGO

All eight PEPs are connected to the Central African Republic and the select group of individuals includes former President François Bozize, according to this report from Reuters in Paris.

Back in December, the UN backed an intervention to stem sectarian conflict in Central African Republic (CAR), which began when Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the mostly Christian country. In January, the UN issued a shot across the boughs to the CAR when it mooted the possibility of travel bans and…

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