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2014-09-19 UN Peacekeeping Dilemmas in CAR
[IRIN]London -The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) takes over responsibilities of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) on 15 September 2014

2014-09-18 Central African Republic - A Day in the Bush
[MSF]It is very early in the morning when a car leaves MSF's base in Bambari, Ouaka region, in the centre of Central African Republic, a country burning itself up with violence. The MSF team is heading to Yamale, a small village in the bush some 30 km from Bambari. It isn't far, but the trip takes two hours in the rainy season, as the road is thick with mud.

2014-09-17 Armed Groups in CAR
[IRIN]Bangui -This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union's International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).

2014-09-17 UN Takes Over CAR Peace Mission
[New Times]The United Nations formally took over peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) from the African Union on September 15 with a call for member states to contribute more troops and Police personnel "without delay" to restore security and peace in the country.

2014-09-16 Will UN Deployment Make a Difference in CAR?
[African Arguments]Its medals gleaming under the baking Bangui sunshine, the African Union International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) has just said its official au revoir to CAR, as the new UN mission takes over the national security mandate.

2014-09-18 Statement by AU Chairperson on the Transfer of Authority From MISCA to MINUSCA
[African Union]Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Ceremony marking the transfer of authority from MISCA To MINUSCA

2014-09-17 MINUSCA Raises CAR's Hopes
[Cameroon Tribune]World and local leaders have repeated calls for a stop to clashes and encouraged dialogue and cooperation.

2014-09-16 Humanitarian Aid, Equipment Blocked in Cameroon
[VOA]Yaounde -The United Nations says huge loads of equipment, needed by the United Nations MINUSCA forces (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission) in the Central African Republic (CAR) are blocked at the Douala seaport in Cameroon. The move is seen as a developing supply crisis in West Africa.

2014-09-15 UN Takes Over Peacekeeping
[VOA]Bangui -A United Nations peacekeeping force will deploy Monday in the Central African Republic, which has been devastated by more than two years of sectarian violence and civil war. Many hope the U.N. troops will have a strong impact on economic development of this poor nation.

2014-09-16 Human Rights Groups Call for Speedy Justice in CAR
[Hirondelle]Arusha -Human rights groups are calling for perpetrators of grave crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) to be brought to justice "without delay".

2014-09-16 Is the New UN Mission Doomed to Fail?
[Deutsche Welle]The United Nations has launched MINUSCA, its new peace keeping mission to the Central African Republic. Experts believe that the six month mandate is too short to bring stability to the country.

2014-09-16 When Green Hats Turn Blue - the UN Takes Over in the Central African Republic
[Daily Maverick]Here's another one to add to the acronym soup: welcome, Minusca, the UN's new mission in the Central African Republic - which, at the time of writing, looks suspiciously like the African Union force which came before. Except for those smart blue berets. Can the rebranded peacekeepers make a real difference?

2014-09-16 UN Peacekeepers Deployed
[VOA]Bangui -A new U.N. peacekeeping mission is underway in the Central African Republic, one of Africa's poorest and most fragile states, amid doubts over what peace there is to keep.

2014-09-17 Security Council Press Statement On United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Samantha Power (United States):

2014-09-15 Full Deployment of UN Peacekeepers Urgently Needed to Protect Civilian Lives
[AI London]The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) must be urgently brought up to full capacity to enable it to ensure the protection of a civilian population vulnerable to serious human rights violations, said Amnesty International today as the mission deploys.

2014-09-16 Father Bernard Kinvi
[HRW]Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

2014-09-15 Civilians in Danger - New UN Mission Should Urgently Improve Protection
[HRW]Amsterdam -The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic should urgently improve protection for civilians in eastern and central parts of the country where sectarian violence is increasing, Human Rights Watch and Stichting Vluchteling, a Netherlands refugee foundation, said today.

2014-09-15 Prosecution Investigations Delay Start of Ntaganda Trial
[Bemba Trial Website]The trial of Bosco Ntaganda for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not expected to commence until June 2015 due to ongoing prosecution investigations.

2014-09-16 Amb. Power On Peacekeeping Mission in Central African Republic
[State Department]U.S. Mission to the United Nations

2014-09-16 Dispatches From CAR - the Boy in the Rain
[WFP]The storm hit shortly before 5 a.m. It started with loud thunder, then the banging of heavy rain on tin roofs. And believe me, when I write "heavy rain", I mean it.

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