The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on three leaders from the Central African Republic, including former president Francois Bozize.
The leader of the anti-Balaka fighters, Levy Yakete, and a leader of the Seleka fighters, Nourredine Adam, were also targeted. The three men are accused of engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the peace and stability of the country. The sanctions include an assets freeze and a travel ban. Russia and China had previously raised objections to the sanctions, but finally gave the green light. The United Nations has warned that the conflict in the former French colony could spiral into genocide.