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2016-10-24 Police Complete Rotation of Peacekeepers to Central African Republic
[New Times] At about 1pm, yesterday, the last group of 230 Rwanda National Police (RNP) officers left Kigali International Airport aboard national carrier RwandAir's Airbus 330-200 (Ubumwe) to complete the rotation of two contingents of 280 officers to serve under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

2016-10-24 RNP Completes Rotation of Peacekeepers to CAR
[Focus] On Friday, the last group of 230 police officers left Kigali International Airport to complete the rotation of two contingents of 280 officers to serve under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca).

2016-10-21 Cycle of Violence Restricting Aid in CAR - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Deadly spells of violence involving rival armed groups and attacks on aid groups in northern Central African Republic have restricted the delivery of aid to tens of thousands of people in need of assistance, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

2016-10-22 Chances of Success High in CAR If Investments Made in Peace - UN
[UN News] United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today said that the Central African Republic (CAR) can focus on stabilization, reconciliation and reconstruction now that the country has emerged from one of the worst crises of its history and was trying to establish legitimate institutions.

2016-10-21 CAR Worst Country in the World for Young People - Study
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Little or no access to education and healthcare, poor job prospects and low participation levels in politics make the Central African Republic the worst country in the world to be a young person, an index by a group representing Commonwealth countries showed.

2016-10-20 280 Police Peacekeepers Set for CAR Mission
[New Times] The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Dan Munyuza, yesterday, briefed 280 police officers set to be deployed under the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (CAR).

2016-10-20 Bemba and Four Associates Convicted for Witness Tampering
[Bemba Trial Website] Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba alongside four associates, who include two of his former defense lawyers, have been convicted in the witness bribery trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Their sentences will be announced at a later date.

2016-10-19 Hague Court Finds Bemba Guilty For Bribing Witnesses
[ICC] Today, 19 October 2016, Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered its judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido and found the five accused guilty of various offences against the administration of justice. These offences related to the false testimonies of defence witnesses in another case before the ICC: The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Main

2016-10-19 Verdict to Be Delivered in First ICC Witness Tampering Trial
[Bemba Trial Website] Tomorrow, judges will deliver the judgment in the first witness corruption case handled by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The verdict in the trial in which there are five accused individuals will be delivered in open court at 14:30 local time in The Hague.

2016-10-18 UN Mission Condemns 'Cowardly' Attacks Peacekeepers
[UN News] The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) today strongly condemned repeated assaults against its peacekeepers, in the wake of two attacks over the past five days.

2016-10-16 Fresh Clashes Threaten Fragile Peace
[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is on edge after a series of violent events in recent weeks threaten to tip the country back into conflict. Renewed violence comes as French troops are to leave later this month.

2016-10-14 Wounds Remain Raw in Central African Republic
[IRIN] Kaga-Bondoro -The Central African Republic's new government is struggling to bring an end to three years of war and sectarian violence, its authority undermined by continuing attacks on civilians by the rival mainly Muslim Séléka and Christian anti-Balaka militias.

2016-10-14 Fighting Kills 30
[Al Jazeera] Fighters with the former Seleka rebel group attacked a northern town in Central African Republic and clashes left at least 30 dead and 57 wounded as United Nations peacekeepers confronted them.

2016-10-11 CAR Needs Support to Tackle 'Spoilers,' Other Challenges - UN Peacekeeping Chief
[UN News] Recent unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) demonstrates that the situation there remains fragile, and "spoilers are still active, on both sides," the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, telling the Security Council that the international community must stand firm and support the Government's efforts to ensure lasting peace.

2016-10-11 Police Rotate Peacekeeping Contingent in Central African Republic
[New Times] A Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 140 officers yesterday left for a one-year peacekeeping duty under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

2016-09-29 Occupying Schools, Gunmen Deny Education to Thousands of Children - UN
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -One in five primary schools, around 400, are closed and a third of children are not in class, according to UNICEF

2016-09-26 Nation Has 'Turned Its Back On Past Dark Days,' President Tells UN
[UN News] Taking the podium today at the General Assembly, Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic (CAR), paid tribute to the entire United Nations system and all those in the wider international community that helped his country return to stability and constitutional legality, as he set out his four-pronged framework to continue the momentum towards lasting peace.

2016-09-26 Politics of Death - France in CAR and Mali
[Fahamu] The so-called war on terror has provided a new justification for French military intervention in Africa. That explains the opposite outcomes of Paris's recent interventions in the Central African Republic and Mali. The exaggerated counter-terrorism narrative is a boon to French politicians. With presidential elections in May 2017 fast approaching, France is likely to increase its military meddling in Africa.

2016-09-23 UN Awards Rwandan Peacekeepers in Central African Republic
[News of Rwanda] The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), on Thursday awarded Rwandan Peacekeepers in recognition of their professionalism, dedication and discipline.

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