CAR Cease-Fire Implementation Faces Myriad Challenges
[VOA]Nairobi -A cease-fire deal agreed upon by warring militias in the Central African Republic is a welcome development for the war-torn country, though Implementing the accord will not be an easy task.
Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Cease-fire Agreement for the Central African Republic
[State Department]I welcome the announcement of a cease-fire agreement for the Central African Republic between ex-Seleka, anti-Balaka, and other armed groups that was signed July 23 in Brazzaville in the presence of the Transitional Government of the Central African Republic, political parties, civil society groups, and religious leaders.
The Car Ceasefire - a (Very) Small Step Towards Stability
[Daily Maverick]News that warring parties in the Central African Republic have agreed on a ceasefire is encouraging - but not too encouraging. A few crucial oversights in the peace deal, coupled with the structural realities of the conflict, mean that it's going to be very difficult to enforce. Still, it's a start.
U.N. Envoy On Cease-Fire Agreement for Central African Republic
[State Department]U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Security Council Press Statement On Central African Republic
[UN]The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President EugÃ¨ne-Richard Gasana (Rwanda):
Senior UN Officials Welcome Signing of Ceasefire
[UN News]Senior United Nations officials have welcomed the signing of an agreement on the cessation of hostilities by the parties in the Central African Republic (CAR) and highlighted the need to follow this up with national reconciliation and reconstruction efforts.
Rebel Ceasefires 'Not Respected for Long'
[Deutsche Welle]Rebels in the Central African Republic were due to sign a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday (23.07.2014). David Smith says even if the Seleka rebels drop their call for partition, the country is de facto split in half.
State Dept. On Pact to End Violence in Central African Republic
[State Department]U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Rebels Want Country Partitioned
[Cameroon Tribune]Armed militias are expected to sign a deal ending hostilities before eventual negotiations on a comprehensive agreement.
UN Agency Renews Call On Donors to Support Refugees
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency today called on donors to increase funding for programmes in neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).
Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence
[VOA]Peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have been suspended, after the main rebel group failed to show up for the second day of the session.
UN Needs More Funding for Refugees
[VOA]The UN refugee agency said it needs three times as much money as it's already received to provide basic aid to the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).
Targeting CAR's Predators
[IRIN]Bangui -The UN sanctions committee unveiled a report on 11 July detailing the alleged involvement of named individuals and armed groups in major human rights violations in the Central African Republic (CAR). The report by a panel of experts on CAR also presents evidence on the groups' sources of funding and weapons, and names individuals believed to be involved in trafficking natural resources, and funding, organizing and mani
Why Inclusive Dialogue Matters in CAR
[African Arguments]Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit 'Cinq Kilo' - Bangui's largest market. 'It's rowdy, but fun.' He said. 'Take someone local with you; it's famous for pickpockets too.' I liked the market, and soon felt confident enough to take one of the shared yellow public taxis back there alone. Speaking Arabic helped me bargain, as the vast majority of traders in Cinq Kilo were Muslim.
UNHCR Seeks U.S $210 Million in Revised Appeal for Refugees
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency and its partners today appealed for greater donor support to cope with the continuing outflow and deteriorating condition of refugees from the Central African Republic.
Brazzaville Talks Should Not Lead to Amnesties for War Crimes
[AI London]Amnesty International called on delegates to the Central African Republic (CAR) National Reconciliation talks due to take place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on 21-23 July, to ensure that their discussions do not lead to impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious human rights violations. Those suspected of involvement in crimes under international law must not be allowed to use this forum to perpetuate the culture of impunity in the country.
No Peace in Sight
[Deutsche Welle]For more than a year, the Central African Republic has been descending into violence. A truce is about to be negotiated between the warring factions. However, the rebels have little interest in peace talks.
Ban Urges Central Africans to Seize Reconciliation Talks to Usher in Era of Peace
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to advance reconciliation and "open a new page in their history."
UNHCR Renews Call On Donors to Support Refugees
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 22 July 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
No Amnesty for Serious Crimes
[HRW]Nairobi -Mediators and participants at the Brazzaville forum to discuss the Central African Republic crisis should reject any calls for an amnesty for serious human rights crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.