Union for Peace in the Central African Republic
|Union for Peace in the Central African Republic|
|Unité pour la paix en Centrafrique|
|Dates of operation||2014–|
|Active regions||Southern part of Central African Republic|
|Part of||Coalition of Patriots for Change (since 2020)|
Wagner Group (since 2020)
Anti-balaka (until 2020)
|Battles and wars||January 2019 Bambari clashes|
UPC was formed on 17 September 2014 by Ali Darassa from ex-Séléka elements. Their initial headquarters was Bambari, however they were forced to retreat on 6 March 2017. On 10 January 2019 they launched heavy attack on MINUSCA forces in Bambari vowing to recapture the city. They were repelled and in response Portuguese paratroopers raided their base in Bokolobo seizing some weapons and destroying some checkpoints. On 17 December 2020 UPC joined Coalition of Patriots for Change.
- RCA : le chef rebelle Ali Darassa, chef d’État major de la coalition des patriotes pour le changement (CPC), est arrivé à Nzako, 29 March 2021
- "Tensions running high in CAR's Bambari as rebels vow to take control". 6 March 2017.
- "Watch: Portuguese paratroopers raid rebel base in Central African Republic". 18 January 2019.
- Centrafrique : Déclaration de la Coalition des Patriotes pour le Changement, 18 December 2020
- "UN says 18 killed in Central African Republic attack". 29 January 2019.
- RCA : + de 1300 morts officiellement décomptées impliquant l’UPC de Darassa entre 2016 et 2020, 12 April 2021
- "Midterm report of the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2399" (PDF). 2018.
- "Letter dated 14 December 2018 from the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic established pursuant to resolution 2399 (2018) addressed to the President of the Security Council". 14 December 2018. p. 121.