What's Gone Wrong?
[IRIN] There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority beyond the capital, Bangui, and the rest of the country is as lawless as ever.
Returnees Face Challenges, Insecurity
[VOA] The government of the Central African Republic shut down the displaced persons' camp at the airport in its capital and sent the camp's 30,000 remaining residents packing. Many have returned to their old neighborhoods, but say they do not feel safe.
Ex-Leaders Blamed for Rebels' Coup in Car
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -FORMER elected and self-imposed presidents have been blamed for the crisis in Central African Republic where 14 separate armed groups have taken control of the country. This has rendered the government of President Faustin-Archange TouadĂ©ra futile. At least 287 civilians have been killed in the last few weeks.
Rival Rebel Groups Kill CAR Civilians
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -TENSIONS between rebel groups in the troubled Central African Republic have left scores dead in recent days. Rights groups confirmed rebels from the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC), recently executed 25 people in Bakala after calling them to a school for an allegedmeeting.
Executions by Rebel Group
[HRW] Nairobi -A rebel group in the Central African Republic executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters after clashes in December 2016 with another rebel group in the Ouaka province.
UN Helicopter Kills Four Militants in CAR
[Deutsche Welle] A UN helicopter fired upon militants advancing into the town of Bambari in the Central African Republic. MINUSCA troops said that the militants had crossed a "red line."
Closure of Conflict Camps Tests Reconciliation
[IRIN] Bangui -Etienne Guinot picks up a blue plastic bag, pulls out a dead snake, and holds it up in the air. "If it bites, it will kill you," he warns, rubbing its rough, spotted skin between his fingers.
Museveni Pushes for Joint Regional Operation to Flush Out Kony
[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged a regional leaders meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th African Union summit to agree to joint military operations to flush out remnants of the Lords Resistance Army in the Central African Republic.
When Leaders Are Forced Out of Power
[Monitor] A week in African politics is very long. A lot of things usually happen with outcomes habitually bordering on the extreme. A protest here with the government usually responding with terror, a corruption scandal there, a contested election that is often marred with irregularities or voter intimidation, a drough that way, the list is endless.