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2017-07-24 Moroccan Peacekeeper Killed, Three Wounded in CAR - UN
[Al Jazeera] An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others on Sunday in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, blaming pro-Christian armed groups for the violence.

2017-07-24 UN Commend Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in Central Africa
[New Times] The United Nations has commended the role by Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving under the UN Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for their quick response to protect an IDP camp, when it was attacked by an armed group, recently.

2017-07-20 Muslims Return Find Their Homes Are Gone
[Al Jazeera] Bangui, Central African Republic - M Babakir Ali cuts a lonely figure sitting on a plastic chair outside a rundown cafe in the PK5 district of Bangui.

2017-07-19 UN Aid Official Visits as Security, Humanitarian Conditions Worsen
[VOA] Since mid-May, a series of attacks on towns throughout Central African Republic have resulted in the deaths of more than 300 people and the displacement of more than 100,000.

2017-07-19 Spike in Violence Causing Thousands to Flee
[VOA] United Nations agencies report that an upsurge in violence and an alarming escalation of human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR) are causing tens of thousands of people to flee across borders and thousands of others to become displaced within the country.

2017-07-19 USA Contributes U.S.$11 Million to Fight Hunger in Central African Republic
[WFP] The funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will allow WFP to provide food and nutritional assistance to roughly 550,000 people across the country, including internally displaced people (IDPs), refugees, young students and extremely vulnerable host communities.

2017-07-17 Why Are Civilians Still Being Killed
[Al Jazeera] Bangui -Over the past few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed and more than 100,000 others forced to flee their homes in escalating violence in the Central African Republic.

2017-07-13 As CAR Peace Deal Unravels, Uncertainty Looms for Thousands of Child Soldiers
[African Arguments] A ceasefire agreed in June aimed at halting the Central African Republic's five-year conflict barely lasted 24 hours.

2017-07-13 MSF Suspends Work in Town After Militants Kill Baby
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Thousands have died and a fifth of Central Africans have fled their homes

2017-07-11 Rising Violence Forces 40,000 More to Flee East
[Al Jazeera] A fresh wave of violence has forced 40,000 more people to flee from their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR), bringing the number of refugees in the country's east to 100,000, an NGO says.

2017-07-06 Truck Accident Kills 78
[Al Jazeera] At least 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in the Central African Republic, a doctor said on Wednesday.

2017-07-06 Rights Group Raises Concern Over War Crimes
[Al Jazeera] At least 566 civilians have been killed in war crimes committed by armed groups since 2014 in the violence-ridden Central African Republic (CAR), Human Rights Watch said.

2017-07-06 Scores Killed in Truck Crash Near Bambari
[Deutsche Welle] At least 78 people have been killed and dozens injured after a truck overloaded with goods and people crashed outside the town of Bambari. The truck was reportedly speeding as it tried to make it to a market on time.

2017-07-05 Civilians Targeted in War
[HRW] Nairobi -Armed groups in the Central African Republic have killed civilians with wholesale impunity, spurring more violence in the war-torn country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

2017-07-05 UN Staff Attacked, Robbed in Kaga-Bandoro
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency has temporarily relocated its staff after armed men in the Central African Republic attacked and robbed the UNHCR's premises in the northern town of Kaga-Bandoro.

2017-07-04 UN Agency Condemns Attack On Staff in Central African Republic Town
[UN News] Strongly condemning an attack against its staff and premises in a northern town of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the importance of safety of aid workers for them to be able to help civilian populations in desperate need.

2017-06-30 UN Agency 'Extremely Worried' About Renewed Violence
[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern over a flow of people fleeing renewed violence in some parts of the Central African Republic, a country that has already seen a half million people internally displaced and another half million taking refuge in neighbouring countries.

2017-06-30 Long Story, Short - The Hows and Whys of the Conflict in CAR
[allAfrica] The current armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) began in 2012 when rebel groups from the north of the country came together as the Seleka (alliance), launched a coup, seized power, and installed rebel commander Michel Djotodia as head of state in March 2013.

2017-06-30 Can Forests Help Revive War-Torn Central African Republic?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

2017-06-23 Congo Peacekeepers Accused of Sex Abuse to Leave CAR
[Al Jazeera] About 600 troops from Congo Republic serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic will be returning home following allegations of sex abuse, the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

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