Staggering Political, Social Normalisation Challenges
[Cameroon Tribune]Fora have held and structures put in place to facilitate return to peace, stability and democracy in the Central African Republic. The transitional government headed by Catherine Samba-Panza and the international community led by the United Nations Organisation (UNO), have been working tooth and nail to end the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reinstate, peace, stability, growth and democracy in the country. Despite the tireless efforts, improvement is yet to be perceptible. The return to
RDF's Legacy in CAR Should Endure and Inspire
[New Times]The residents of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR), and in many other countries torn apart by strife, are experiencing - from the front seat - what many Rwandans have been enjoying for the last twenty years.
The Bumpy Road to Peace for CAR
[New Times]The Central African Republic was the belly of flying bullets a year ago, but that is no more following the intervention of Rwanda Defence Forces peacekeepers in the vast central African state.
World Must 'Wake Up' to Enormity of Crisis - UN
[UN News]The top United Nations humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) is calling for increased protection of displaced communities in the northern town of Batangafo, where relief agencies are working hard to ease suffering as the country's ongoing conflict drives a steady stream of terrified people into the area seeking safety.
Rebel Moves From Jungle to Justice
[IRIN]Nairobi -Almost 10 years after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant against him, a senior member of the Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebel group appeared before the tribunal's judges in The Hague today.
Dominic Ongwen's Family Plead for Amnesty
[Waza]The surrendering of Dominic Ongwen means that the International Criminal Court can start a case against its first high profile member of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Meanwhile back home his family and former bush wife plead for him to get amnesty.
Chaos and Catastrophe in the Central African Republic
[HRW]The past year has been nothing short of catastrophic for the Central African Republic. The Seleka, a predominantly Muslim rebel group whose name means "alliance," were forced out of power in December 2013. They had taken power only 10 months before, and their rule was a bloody one. But the new year ushered in no relief from the violence.
State Dept. On Political Process in Central African Republic
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Freed Aid Worker in the CAR to Return to France
[RFI]The French aid worker who was kidnapped this week in the Central African Republic and freed Friday will arrive at a military airport near Paris on Sunday evening.
UN Launches Appeal for Refugees Amid Ongoing Conflict
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has launched its latest appeal for funding as it continues working to help more than 450,000 Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive across the region, an agency spokesperson said today.
French Aid Worker Released
[RFI]French aid worker Claudia Priest has been released after being kidnapped on Monday in the Central African Republic, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.
UNHCR and Partners Seek U.S.$331 Million to Help Refugees
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency and its partners on Friday appealed for US$331 million to help almost half-a-million Central African Republic refugees struggling to survive in neighbouring countries.
Security Council Renews Sanctions Amid Violence
[UN News]Strongly condemning the resurgence of deadly violence across the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Security Council today reinvigorated its sanctions against those individuals implicated in the country's ongoing sectarian tensions which have pushed it to the brink of all-out conflict.
UN Investigators Urge Establishment of War Crimes Tribunal
[UN News]United Nations-mandated investigators warned today that war crimes are being committed in the Central African Republic and called for the establishment of a 'truly international' tribunal with international judges who could objectively investigate and prosecute perpetrators of such crimes in the war torn country.
Kidnapped French Aid Worker's Family Worried for Her Safety
[RFI]The son of a French aid worker held hostage by anti-balaka Christian militia in the Central African Republic (CAR) says he is worried for her safety. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday said that the French know Claudia Priest's whereabouts and hope to negotiate her rapid release.
Tour of Duty. RDF Starts Rotation of CAR Peacekeepers Starts
[New Times]It was a joyous homecoming for 142 Rwanda Defence Forces troops who jetted back in the country yesterday upon completion of their tour of duty under African Union and United Nations peacekeeping missions in the restive Central African Republic (CAR).
Ex Rebel Commander in ICC Custody
[Deutsche Welle]Ex-LRA commander Dominic Ongwen is in detention at the ICC in The Hague where he awaits his first court appearance in connection with charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
LRA Commander Ongwen Should Be Transferred to ICC
[ENOUGH]Support to Justice and Reconciliation in LRA-affected Areas Should Be Increased
Security Council Renews Targeted Sanctions On Central African Republic, Authorizing States to Seize, Register or Dispose of Banned Items
[UN]The Security Council today extended its arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on the Central African Republic until 29 January 2016 and the mandate of the Expert Panel assisting the Sanctions Committee through 29 February 2016.
As Refugees Continue to Flee Violence in the Central African Republic, UNHCR and Partners Renew Appeal for More Support
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Karin de Gruijl - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 23 January 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.