Al Jazeera reports the United Nations is preparing to vote on a resolution which would authorize a peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic. The moves comes amid reports that at least 30 people have been killed in fighting in the central city of Dekoa, the Associated Press news agency reported. The vote on Thursday will approve of a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for C.A.R., which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims. France, C.A.R.'s former colonial power which drafted the resolution, scheduled the vote for Thursday morning, and has predicted that the U.N. Security Council will vote unanimously in favour of the deployment. If the resolution is adopted, the 10,000 UN troops and 1,800 police would take over from more than 5,000 African Union soldiers on September 15th this year.