On 22 January, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2196 (2015) (“Resolution 2196”), which imposes further restrictive measures on the Central African Republic (the “CAR”).  Resolution 2196 renews the arms embargo, travel restrictions and asset freezes adopted pursuant to UNSC Resolution 2127 (2013) and UNSC Resolution 2134 (2014), and extends their effect to 29 January 2016.   In response to concerns that armed groups continue to destabilise the CAR, Resolution 2196 widens designation criteria to target individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for acts that undermine the CAR’s peace, stability or security.