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2015-07-01 Central African Republic - Effective Registration of Voters Begins
[Cameroon Tribune] The Transition President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba-Panza has called on the population of voting age to register in the electoral registers and vote during the country's presidential and legislative elections coming up on October 18, 2015 and a subsequent second round on November 22, 2015, Afrique Actualité reports. She officially launched the registration operation in the 7th Subdivision of the capital city, Bangui on Monday, June 29, 2015.

2015-06-29 Financing, Security Hurdles Persist Ahead of Polls
[Cameroon Tribune] All attention is focused now on the miracles the transitional authorities in the Central African Republic headed by Transition President Catherine Samba-Panza and the country's partners will do to ensure the successful organization and conduct of the announced presidential and legislative elections whose first round is slated to October 18, 2015 and the second round for November 22, 2015. Political actors, pundits and keen observers of the country's political scene are looking forward to solutions for the

2015-06-29 Nation's Transition Needs International Community's Support - UN Expert
[UN News] The international community must redouble its efforts to help the Central African Republic to fully realize its transition to peace, national reconciliation, reconstruction and the end of impunity, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said today.

2015-06-25 UN Peacekeepers Face New Sex Abuse Claims
[Al Jazeera] The UN peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic are accused of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman has said.

2015-06-26 CAR May Resume Export Its Diamonds
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Central African Republic (CAR) may resume the sale of its diamonds during Angola's mandate at Kimberlity Process (KP) as the country has met the requirements, said Tuesday in Luanda the Executive Secretary of African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), Edgar Diogo de Carvalho.

2015-06-23 Revision of CAR Electoral Code Proposed
[Cameroon Tribune] On the heels of the announcement of the postponement of presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic to October 18, 2015, the National Elections Observatory (ONE) has suggested key issues to be revised in the current electoral code to make the polls free, fair, transparent, credible and acceptable, Radio Ndeke Luka reported.

2015-06-23 Ban Appoints Panel to Investigate UN Response to Sexual Abuse Allegations
[UN News] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a panel to investigate the response of the United Nations to allegations of sexual abuse surrounding a deployment of foreign military forces in the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for the Organization has announced.

2015-06-23 IMF and the CAR Reach Staff-Level Agreement On Financial Assistance Under the Rapid Credit Facility
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.

2015-06-19 What Lies Behind the Rise of Jihadist Movements in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] The failure of African states to adequately address their racial, ethnic, cultural, religious and economic differences provided the fertile ground on which rebel groups now prosper.

2015-06-17 Lobby Calls for Stronger Sanctions on Financiers of Violence
[ENOUGH] A new report published today by the Enough Project takes an in-depth look into the business models of the two main armed groups responsible for widespread atrocities in the Central African Republic (CAR), the ex-Séléka and the Anti-Balaka.

2015-06-17 Warlord Business - CAR's Violent Armed Groups and Their Criminal Operations for Profit and Power
[ENOUGH] "Warlord Business" is the second in a new series of in-depth, field research-driven reports on the dynamics of profit and power fueling war in the Horn, East and Central Africa. Violent kleptocracies dominate the political landscape of this region, leading to protracted conflicts marked by the commission of mass atrocities by state and non-state actors.

2015-06-17 Cost of Violence Hits $14 Trillion in Increasingly Divided World
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday.

2015-06-17 From Humanitarian Aid to Development Support Through an Innovative Approach in CAR
[ECDPM] On 26 May the European Commission hosted a conference on the Central African Republic in Brussels. The objective of the meeting was to present a state of play of on-going work conducted by the BĂȘkou Trust Fund.

2015-06-13 Pope Francis to Visit Uganda, CAR
[Observer] The head of the Catholic church, Pope Francis will visit Uganda in November this year.

2015-06-14 Football - Angola Crush CAR in Afcon2017 First Round Match Qualifier
[ANGOP] Lubango -Host Angola's football team thrashed Central Africa Republic 4-0 on Saturday in a group B first round match qualifying for the African Cup of Nations (Afcon2017) in Gabon.

2015-06-11 Documents and Blood
[Africa In Fact] New constitution stands little chance while CAR's civil war simmers.

2015-06-12 Central African Republic - UN Body Urges Creation of Environment Conducive for Elections
[UN News] The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has called on all stakeholders in Central African Republic (CAR) to help promote an environment conducive to holding elections ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary vote.

2015-06-11 Malawi Trio Referee Angola - CAR Match
[ANGOP] Lubango -A Malawian trio led by Duncan Lengani whistle on Saturday, in Lubango, the first leg match of Group B for qualifying stage to CAN2017 in Gabon, between the national teams of Angola and the Central African Republic, at Tundavala Stadium.

2015-06-09 US$ 21 Million Urgently Needed for Central African Republic Elections
[UNDP] Urgent financing is required to finalize preparations for the upcoming general elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), representatives from the United Nations said today at a meeting organized by the UN Peacebuilding Commission.

2015-06-10 Promoting Social Cohesion in the Central African Republic
[KAICIID] In May 2014, KAICIID convened a two-day meeting of experts and religious representatives from the Central African Republic (CAR) to explore how to support peacebuilding processes in the conflict-torn country.

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