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2014-10-30 Farming and Families Hit By Insecurity
[FAO]Rome -Agriculture, the backbone of the economy, has contracted by 46 percent, compared to pre-crisis levels

2014-10-30 Act Alliance Appeal - Life-Saving Relief to Car Refugees in Cameroon
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Appeal,  Cameroon  Life-saving relief to CAR refugees in Cameroon - CMR 141,  Appeal Target: US$625,188  Balance Requested: US$623,188

2014-10-30 The Search for Justice
[IRIN]Bangui -As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions.

2014-10-29 Farming Sector Hit By Insecurity As Central African Republic Crisis Grinds On - UN Report
[UN News]The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country's population to secure sufficient food, a new report by the United Nations food and agriculture agencies has found.

2014-10-28 Central African Republic - Seleka Faction Creates Union for Peace Party
[Cameroon Tribune]The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) is against partition tendencies.

2014-10-28 Dubai-Based Company to Supply Petroleum Products to CAR
[Cameroon Tribune]The Dubai-based Tristar liquid logistics company in the United Arabs Emirates will supply petroleum products to the conflict-ridden Central African Republic within the framework of its humanitarian missions.

2014-10-24 Fear and Loathing in Bangui
[AI London]In Bangui's Nguingo neighbourhood, up the Oubangui river from the city center, people are scared.

2014-10-24 Bemba's Lawyer, Aides Released
[Bemba Trial Website]Today, Jean Pierre Bemba's former lead defense lawyer and two associates were released from International Criminal Court (ICC) detention. The trio, along with another former lawyer to the Congolese opposition leader, had been held in The Hague for nearly a year on accusations of bribing witnesses and forging evidence.

2014-10-23 Recalled Witness in Bemba Trial to Testify in Closed Session
[Bemba Trial Website]All testimony by a prosecution witness who was recalled by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to give evidence on issues of witness credibility in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba will be heard in closed session.

2014-10-22 Judge Orders Interim Release of Bemba Lawyers
[Bemba Trial Website]An International Criminal Court (ICC) judge has ordered the release of the former head of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba's defense team, Aime√ƬĀ Kilolo Musamba, and former case manager Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo.

2014-10-20 Belligerents' Intransigence to Blame
[Cameroon Tribune]The Seleka and anti-Balaka rebel groups and government hardly agree on peace measures.

2014-10-17 Militia Target Hospitals
[UN News]Armed groups must respect medical facilities and allow patients and medical staff unhindered and safe access to hospitals, two United Nations officials in the Central African Republic (CAR) urged as fighting continued in the embattled nation.

2014-10-17 Hearing of Recalled Prosecution Witness in Bemba Trial Postponed
[Bemba Trial Website]The hearing scheduled for this week to consider additional evidence from a witness who previously testified for the prosecution in Jean-Pierre Bemba's trial has been cancelled due to undisclosed logistical reasons.

2014-10-15 French Military Cuts Exclude Operational Forces
[RFI]France is to slash 7,500 jobs in its military as part of make major cuts to defence spending. An artillery regiment is to be scrapped, five warships are to be decommissioned and a military hospital to be restructured.

2014-10-15 UNHCR Calls for Unhindered Humanitarian Access to Assist Displaced Persons in CAR
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 14 October 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2014-10-15 Violence Surges in Bangui
[UN News]The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers.

2014-10-13 Flare-Up in Central African Republic - Yet Another Setback for a Peace Process Going Nowhere
[Daily Maverick]For a few months, Bangui has been calm - even the refugees had started to go home. Last week, however, the relative peace was shattered in a new bout of violence that left more than a dozen dead and the interim government looking even more out of control than before. This country has a long, long way to go.

2014-10-13 New Explosion of Violence in Central African Republic
[HRW]Horrific bloodshed has returned to the streets of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, just weeks after the United Nations took over peacekeeping responsibilities from the African Union. It's the first real test of whether the UN mission, MINUSCA, can bring some relief to the war-torn country following 18 months of bloodcurdling sectarian violence that has left many thousands dead and nearly a quarter of the population homeless and displaced.

2014-10-14 UN Wants CAR Citizens to Sink Differences
[Cameroon Tribune]The Head of the UN Mission to the country had discussions with Foreign Affairs Minister.

2014-10-13 U.S. Deeply Concerned by Ongoing Violence in the Central African Republic
[State Department]STATEMENT BY MARIE HARF, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

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