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Bangui Residents Celebrate Rebels’ Departure

Image: Residents of Bangui celebrate after former Seleka rebels were escorted out of Kasai military camp
Residents of Bangui celebrate after former Seleka rebels were escorted out of Kasai military camp in Bangui to another camp outside the city on January 28, 2014. The UN Security Council will threaten sanctions on January 28 against the ringleaders of deadly turmoil in the Central African Republic and give a mandate to EU troops bolstering international forces there. The French-drafted resolution, expected to be adopted unanimously by the 15-nation council, also steps up pressure on interim President Catherine Samba Panza to restore order. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP - Getty Images

Residents of Bangui celebrated in the streets Tuesday after former Seleka rebels were escorted out of Kasai military camp to another camp outside the city.

The U.N. Security Council approved on Tuesday the planned deployment of European troops to Central African Republic in a bid to stop violence between Christians and Muslims as the country's president called for a U.N. peacekeeping mission.