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June 23, 2014 Central African Republic: Still A Forgotten Crisis
"The crisis that has plagued the Central African Republic (CAR) since
December 2012, particularly predation by both authorities and armed
groups, has led to the collapse of the state. ... Ending this cycle
of predatory rule and moving peacefully to a state that functions and
can protect its citizens requires CAR's international partners to
prioritise, alongside security, economic revival and the fight
against corruption and illegal trafficking. Only a close partnership
between the government, UN and other international actors, with
foreign advisers working alongside civil servants in key ministries,
can address these challenges." - International Crisis Group
March 13, 2014 Central African Republic: UN Force Delayed
The situation in the Central African Republic is "extremely grave,"
according to Valerie Amos, the top UN humanitarian relief official.
Last month the UN Secretary General called for a full
peacekeeping force to be mobilized, as well as immediate additional
support for overstretched African and French troops trying to
protect civilians. A favorable UN Security Council vote is expected
later this month, but the force is not expected to be available
until September. And, as of this month, only 20% of the $547
million in humanitarian assistance needed for 2014 had been raised.
December 19, 2013 Central African Republic: Violence Continues to Spiral
According to two new reports, by Amnesty International and Human
Rights Watch, violence in the Central African Republic continues to
spiral upwards, with armed militias identifying with both Muslim
and Christian communities guilty of indiscriminate massacres of
civilians. Existing international forces, consisting of an AfricanUnion
-led force reinforced by French troops, are insufficient, the
human rights groups say, calling for a more robust United Nations
presence both for security and for humanitarian assistance.
November 27, 2013 Central African Republic: Whose Responsibility to Protect?
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
December 8, 2014 Africa: Reflections from an Elder Statesman
November 19, 2014 Africa: Past Time for Bandaids
October 7, 2014 Africa: Ebola Perspectives
September 22, 2014 Africa: Climate Action & Economic Growth
September 16, 2014 Africa: Tracing the Oil Money
August 18, 2014 Africa: From Kerosene to Solar
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